Immigration Law Clinic (YR)

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/8
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1135-1235
  • LAJC1
08/31/2021 11/30/2021

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: Immigration Law (LAW 7042) is a recommended co-requisite. This course is likely to become a prerequisite for the clinic in future years.
Mutually Exclusive With: Immigration Law Clinic (8616)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: All clinic participants must attend an “Orientation to Law Clinics at LAJC” session at the start of the semester. These sessions will provide clinic participants with necessary information about working with LAJC and its client community. Information about this session will be circulated once available. CREDITS: Of the eight credits awarded for this clinic, four credits will be allocated to the fall semester (Credit/No Credit grading) and four credits to the spring semester (letter-graded).

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.
121819175
Law No.
LAW8647
Modified Type
Clinical
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 24, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM
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