Immigration Law Clinic (5060)
Students will represent immigrants seeking a variety of relief and benefits, including family sponsorship, Violence Against Women Act petitions, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Students will also represent clients in trials before the U.S. Immigration Court and hearings before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Students write appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The classroom component has substantive instruction in interviewing, litigation, and appellate advocacy skills, as well as attorney-client relations, ethics, and case strategy. This clinic is designed for students with an interest in practicing Immigration Law. This course includes a two hour class each week and 12 office hours that must be met during the week. Office hours include work done outside the office.
The Evidence prerequisite may be waived if taken contemporaneously. Either LAW 2960 Immigration Law or LAW 6239 U.S. and Canadian immigration Law will satisfy the prerequisite.
- Credits: 4