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LAWS 7793 Immigration Clinic (Fall: 5 )

Course Description

Students represent non-citizens in their applications for legal status, which involves interviewing, evaluating whether the client is eligible for such status, preparing the application, drafting affidavits of the client and supporting witnesses, gathering documents in support of the application, and representing the client at the interview. Students represent non-citizens in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, which involves arguing bond motions, conducting direct examination of witnesses, raising evidentiary objections, and arguing points of law. Cases include asylum, waivers of deportation, adjustment of status, visas for victims of violent crimes, relief for noncitizen victims of domestic violence, and visas for juveniles who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Students conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations for communities in the Boston area and for detained noncitizens.

Instructor(s): Mary Holper

Prerequisites: Immigration Law (LL749).

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17