Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic – 7042
Fall 2013** Multi-semester course
The Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic is part of the Center for New Americans and will teach students to effectively represent clients in federal impact immigration litigation. The clinic lasts a full academic year. Cases may include appellate litigation before the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, and Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as litigation before U.S. District Courts. Students will also learn about the substance and process of immigration policy making, at both the legislative and administrative levels, and will engage in immigration policy outreach and advocacy projects that advance the Center for New Americans’ priorities for transformative change in immigration law.
Through classroom instruction and case supervision, and working in case teams, students will learn substantive immigration law, administrative and federal rules of procedure, and a broad range of skills important to the effective representation of clients in federal immigration litigation, including: client contact and communication, case management, legal writing and drafting, oral advocacy, courtroom skills, legal ethics, communications and negotiations with opposing counsel, case analysis / vehicle selection, and case strategy / coordination with allies, amici, and media.