Pro Bono Opportunities

Community Service Opportunities



Students interested in legal placements should contact Elizabeth Walsh at for more information.

Law Offices of Suzanne Brown

The Law Offices of Suzanne Brown limits its practice exclusively to immigration and nationality law. The firm represents businesses and individuals in all areas of immigration law. 40% of the firm's practice is devoted to pro bono work.

  • Opportunities: provide legal assistance with political asylum cases, including legal research and writing, site visits to migrant workers' camps and communities.

The Immigration Project

Incorporated by a Wash U Law graduate and funded by grants, the Project serves indigent and disadvantaged people from 70 countries in almost 200 southern Illinois communities. It is the only downstate agency of its kind with accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals to represent eligible amnesty applicants before the INS; fewer than one percent of the applications it handles are denied. Almost half of its cases involve family reunification matters, and it also handles issues such as discrimination in the workplace and educational opportunities, landlord-tenant difficulties, and the deleterious effects of new immigration on legally permanent residents.

  • Opportunities: brief writing, legal research, case management, clerical/filing/data entry
  • Qualifications/Requirements: interview, need own transportation, language skills/translators preferable; time commitment of 5-10 hours per week

Community Service Opportunities

None available at this time.  Please contact the Public Service Coordinator if you are interested in such a project.

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