Immigration Law Clinic (YR)

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/6
Credits: 4

Course Description

This is the first semester of a year-long clinic. Students will have multiple clients as well as other responsibilities relating to the Clinic’s public service mission. Each student will handle at least one complicated case involving extensive client contact and legal briefing. The seminars are designed to help students handle their clients and cases. Reading has been trimmed and further 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 available legal mechanisms. The Clinic will focus on complicated asylum cases arising out of emerging areas of the law, but casework may also include other forms of relief as appropriate.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

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

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Immigration Law Clinic (8616)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: This clinic meets at the Legal Aid Justice Center, at 1000 Preston Avenue for clinical supervision in both fall and spring semesters. Clinic participants should also reserve Wednesday, September 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., to attend a clinic orientation session at the Legal Aid Justice Center. Attendance at this session is mandatory unless you have a class conflict and are excused by your supervisor. NOTE REGARDING CREDITS: Of the eight credits awarded for this clinic, four will receive a "credit/no credit" grade at the conclusion of the fall semester, and four will receive a letter grade at the conclusion of the spring semester.

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.

General Information

Schedule No.
117821585
Law No.
LAW8647
Modified Type
Clinical
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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