Immigration Law Clinic (YR)

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/8
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1420-1520
  • LAJC
09/03/2019 12/03/2019

Course Description

Students will be responsible for individual immigration cases which range in complexity and urgency. All students will be tasked with investigating their cases, maintaining contact with their clients, briefing their cases and potentially representing their clients in immigration court. Seminars are narrowly tailored to skills and law needed to work on Clinic cases, with some conceptual analyses included later in the seminar to place the cases in the larger framework of the law. Clients come from diverse backgrounds and frequently have unusual factual scenarios that bring them to the doors of Legal Aid. Students will be expected to work with the clients and understand what they want and what we can pursue for them through all available legal mechanisms. The Clinic will focus on complicated cases for humanitarian relief, removal defense, and impact cases arising out of emerging areas of the law.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Applications, declarations, and legal briefs as needed for representation(s).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Immigration Law Clinic (8616)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: IMPORTANT: All clinic participants must attend one of two “Orientation to Law Clinics at LAJC” sessions at the start of the semester. These sessions will provide clinic participants with necessary information about working with LAJC and its client community. One session will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. The other session will be held on Friday, August 30, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the law school. Attendance at one or the other session is mandatory, unless a clinic participant has a non-negotiable conflict that prevents attendance at either session and the student obtains permission for the absence. Clinic participants seeking an excusal must request it in writing by e-mailing Amy Walters (amyw@justice4all.org) by Sunday, August 25. CREDITS: Of the eight credits awarded for this clinic, four credits will be allocated to the fall semester and four credits to the spring semester for academic load purposes. Grading will occur at the end of the spring semester, and four of the credits will be pass/fail and four of the credits will be graded.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
119819506
Law No.
LAW8647
Modified Type
Clinical
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, November 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 06, 11:59 PM
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