Course Description

International Human Rights- Immigration Litigation Clinic - LAW898
4 Credits

This clinic provides students with experience both in federal court and in administrative hearings, representing clients who have applied for political and other forms of asylum in the U.S. The clinic is designed so that almost all work?including interviewing clients and witnesses, gathering evidence, and meeting with faculty supervisors?can be performed during the evening hours. Students spend 10 hours per week on clients’ cases, including attendance at weekly clinic meetings, during which there is discussion of strategy, progress, problems, and ethical concerns in on-going cases. Litigation and administrative representation take place during normal working hours of the courts and administrative agencies, so students can anticipate spending one day each semester at a judicial or administrative proceeding. (Suggested pre- or co-requisite: Immigration Law.)