Immigration Clinic

Faculty: Professor Katie Meyer 

The clinic provides real life lawyering experience representing clients in immigration proceedings. Students will assist clients in immigration matters such as naturalization, adjustment of status, family-reunification, obtaining employment benefits, deportation defense, and petitions for asylum. Students will represent non-citizen clients in matters at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and at the Executive Office of Immigration Review, including possible appearances before the Immigration Court.

The objective of this law clinic course is to help students learn from their lawyering experiences how to handle immigration matters affecting low-and moderate-income persons. The lawyering skills students will use and develop include: problem solving; legal analysis and reasoning; legal research; factual investigation; client interviewing and counseling; oral and written communication; negotiation; litigation; organization and management of legal work; cross-cultural lawyering; lawyering across language difference; trauma-informed lawyering; and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas.

The Clinic has a weekly classroom component, weekly supervision meetings and other matters as required by case assignment.

STUDENTS: Click here to view information about the Immigration Clinic. This handout provides general information that will be helpful for you to know before registering.