Law students, supervised by a law school professor or practicing attorney, spend two semesters providing legal services to immigrant communities in the South Coast area. The clinic receives client referrals from several local agencies and the Boston Immigration Court. Cases encompass a broad range of immigration issues, including:
- deportation defense
- family reunification
- juvenile assistance
- worker assistance
- political asylum
Students attend a weekly seminar that provides training in both the theory and practice of immigration law and the practical skills necessary to become competent and ethical attorneys.
Students average 10 hours a week on their clinical work. This clinic also offers advanced 3-credit options for selected students who have completed the basic course.