Immigration Law Clinic (YR)

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/6
Credits: 4

Course Description

This year-long clinic, a partnership with the Legal Aid Justice Center, serves vulnerable immigrants within the local community as well as conducts impact litigation affecting immigrants on a macro-level. Students attend weekly lectures and case-reviews as well as represent clients in a broad range of case-types including asylum, withholding of removal, the convention against torture, removal defense, bond redeterminations, and T-Visas. Furthermore, students may be selected to take part in broad scale federal litigation affecting immigrants as well as lead short workshops to conduct intakes, DACA renewals, know-your-rights presentations, as well as other forms of outreach.

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: 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: All clinic participants are required to 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 28, 10:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. The other session will be held on Saturday, September 1, 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 26. 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.
118821098
Law No.
LAW8647
Modified Type
Clinical
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
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