Course Description

International Human Rights Asylum Clinic - LAW890
4 Credits

Devised in response to the 1996 Immigration Act, this clinic allows students to provide legal assistance to aliens who arrive without documents or with false documents and who are detained for processing through an Immigration Court at the detention facility, on an “expedited basis.” Under faculty supervision, students represent clients in the adjudication or appeal of claims of political asylum, in adversarial removal hearings, or the filing of federal habeas corpus proceedings challenging the government’s actions. Students should expect to spend 2 to 3 days each week at the detention facilities or in Immigration Court, interviewing and appearing on behalf of prospective clients. (Suggested pre- or co-requisite: Professional Responsibility.)