Immigration Law Clinic
The Immigration Law Clinic is a graded five unit semester course (there is no final exam).
The Immigration Law Clinic provides free legal representation to clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)(clients under the age of 21), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and U visa cases. This will involve cases where clients have been abused, neglected or abandoned or have been victims of a crime. Students will represent clients before the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and possibly before the Immigration Court and Juvenile Court.
Students will be primarily responsible for their cases, including interviewing potential clients, developing case strategy, preparing immigration applications and presenting cases before the USCIS.
The Clinic also includes a community outreach component where students will give presentations on immigration related topics such as immigrant students access to higher education and know-your-rights informational sessions. Following the presentation, students will hold a community clinic where attendees can ask questions about their particular immigration situation. If the person is eligible for SIJS, VAWA, or the U visa, the Immigration Clinic will offer free legal representation.