Immigration Law Clinic

Immigration Law Clinic

Phil Storey and clients

Immigration Law Clinic

Students in this clinic will represent individuals and organizations in the struggle for immigrant rights across Virginia.

This yearlong clinical course is offered in partnership with the Legal Aid Justice Center, and course meetings are held onsite at the firm. LAJC’s clinics are designed to educate students about the range of strategies used by attorneys to identify, investigate and attack systemic injustices, encouraging holistic and community-partnered approaches to lawyering.

The clinic includes a semester-long seminar on the basics of immigration law, deportation defense and the legal challenges to detention.  Throughout the academic year, students will provide direct representation to asylum seekers and individuals seeking release from immigration detention before the Arlington Immigration Court and on appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Fourth Circuit. 
 
Students will have direct responsibility for their cases with the ability to expand their understanding of field of immigration rights law while gaining concrete litigation practice. Student can expect to be working with clients, preforming legal research, representing clients in court and preparing motions and appeals. 
 
Students participating in this clinic earn four credits each semester (for eight credits total). 
Skills Taught
Preparing applications for status, immigration appeals
Course Length
Yearlong
Meets
Weekly
Course Credits
8
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No
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