Immigration Law Clinic

Our new Immigration Clinic is now available for interested students to learn about U.S. immigration law and practice, with a particular focus on family-based immigration and removal defense.  Students will have the opportunity to practice factual investigation and analysis, legal research, drafting and client interviewing and counseling.  

Students assist clients in preparing affirmative applications and attending interviews before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services including applications for permanent residency, citizenship, and humanitarian relief including: asylum, special immigrant juvenile, DACA, stays of removal, U-visa and VAWA.  Students will also have the opportunity to attend removal proceedings for defensive relief before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court), including asylum/withholding/CAT and cancellation of removal.

Students will regularly meet with, interview, and counsel clients; prepare and file applications, draft affidavits, secure corroborating evidence, draft trial memoranda, engage in trial preparation with clients and witnesses, and may have the opportunity to represent clients directly in court.

Students need not have previous experience or knowledge of immigration law. Fluency in another language including Spanish is preferred, but not required.    

Faculty

Victoria Carmona