Immigration Litigation Clinic

The Immigration Law Clinic (ILC) is a UMass Law in-house clinic. Students, supervised by a professor or practicing attorney, spend a semester providing legal services to immigrants in the SouthCoast area.

The clinic receives client referrals from several local agencies as well as the Boston‌ Immigration Court. Cases encompass a broad range of immigration issues, including:

  • deportation defense
  • family reunification
  • political asylum
  • juvenile assistance
  • representation of victims of violence at home, work, and elsewhere

Students also conduct community education events on a variety of immigration law issues.

Students participate in a weekly seminar that provides training in:

  • the substance and the practice of immigration law
  • the practical skills necessary to become competent and ethical attorneys

Students average 20 hours a week in this Clinic. 

Option: Students enrolling in the Immigration Law Clinic may be eligible for MA Rule 3:03 certification if they are co-enrolled in or have previously taken Evidence (Law 576).

If you're interested: Contact the Clinical Programs Coordinator.

To apply: Complete the Immigration Law Clinic application and the Clinical Program application form.

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