College of Law

Immigrant Justice Clinic

The Immigrant Justice Clinic is a one-semester, 4-credit-hour course that introduces substantive immigration law and the theory and practice of core lawyering skills, including interviewing; counseling; listening; investigating facts; researching and analyzing relevant law; creative problem-solving; critical lawyering (lawyering conscious of power, bias, and justice issues); administrative agency and courtroom practicing; and legal writing, including affidavits and advocacy-focused briefs. Students also learn how to work with interpreters and have opportunities to work with experts and other professionals.   

Students in the Immigrant Justice Clinic represent local community members with critical legal needs working through the U.S. immigration system. Under the supervision of clinical faculty, students represent clients on family and humanitarian immigration cases, including people seeking family reunification and safety from domestic violence, persecution, torture, and human trafficking. Students also conduct community education on a variety of immigration law topics.

Casework is complemented by a seminar that meets twice per week. The Immigrant Justice Clinic helps prepare students for a career in immigration law, or to gain insight about how U.S. legal systems and policy decisions impact immigrants, families, and communities.

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Last Updated: 7/27/23