Immigrants' Rights Clinic: Clinical Coursework
The Immigrants' Rights Clinic offers students the opportunity to provide direct representation to indigent immigrants, including immigrant survivors of domestic violence, non-citizens in removal (deportation) proceedings, and asylum seekers. Students enrolled in the clinic participate in all aspects of case development, including interviewing clients and witnesses, investigating facts, writing pleadings, developing case strategy, conducting legal research, and/or arguing cases. Clinic students also work on a variety of multi-disciplinary legal advocacy projects on behalf of immigrants' rights organizations and community groups. Students conduct various forms of advocacy, including impact litigation, media work, public education, lobbying, litigation in international tribunals, and grassroots organizing. No prior substantive experience or background in immigration or immigrants' rights work is necessary. Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, each of the Law School's clinical courses is being offered on a full-time basis for 12 credits.