IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CLINIC
(LAWG-5001) - 2 UNITS
Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) is a live-client community based immigration clinic that focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with a specific focus on immigrants residing in the East Los Angeles area, specifically the constituents of Dolores Mission and Homeboy Industries. Students will engage with complex immigration issues, humanitarian forms of immigration relief and the intersection of immigration and criminal law. Students will be assigned immigration cases for individual clients which they will litigate from start to finish. Participation in LIJC exposes students to the lawyering and advocacy skills necessary to be an effective immigrants' rights attorney and teaches students about both substantive and procedural law as it relates to clients' cases.Students will attend class once a week and will hold office hours 8-10 hours a week to complete their casework. In the spring semester, the clinic, will also take on a variety of legislative, organizing and community based advocacy projects in addition to client casework.
Professor approval required. (There is an application and interview process.)
Co-requisite: Immigrant Justice Clinic Seminar
Immigration Law (LAWG-4017) (can be taken concurrently)
Introduction to Immigration Law (LAWM-1010)