Immigration Law & Policy Clinic | L4825/L4826
Students enrolled in the semester-long Immigration Law and Policy Clinic (ILPC) will appear in immigration court representing indigent, detained clients in removal proceedings. Students will also provide consultations with student counsel in the Criminal Defense Clinic on the immigration consequences facing CDC clients. There may be additional opportunities for advocacy in postconviction and/or federal habeas litigation, and in matters in which the ILPC will provide counsel and legal assistance to non-profit advocacy organizations pursuing policy or legislative reform or other non-litigation (or possibly litigation) matters. Students will learn and apply lawyering skills such as interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, legal research and writing, oral advocacy, negotiation, policy advocacy, and preparation for, and advocacy in, contested hearings. Through the ILPC seminar classes and fieldwork, students will have the opportunities to explore systemic problems in the immigration enforcement system - particularly where immigration and criminal enforcement are conflated and entwined - such as racial and economic bias, law enforcement accountability, hyperincarceration, and access to justice.
Credit Hours: 4 in class/5 out of class
ULW: This course does not meet the Upper Level Writing (ULW) requirement.