Education and Outreach

Students in the Center’s three clinics and Immigration Law Field Placement course participate in the Center’s education and outreach activities, in collaboration with partner organizations who are well-recognized national and regional leaders in immigrant rights advocacy.

This integrated work model connects the Center’s clinics to community goals and trends, which inform the development of the Center’s programs and litigation to protect immigrants and impact the immigration system. Education and Outreach programs primarily seek to support immigrant communities, train pro bono attorneys, and utilize media to advance understanding.

Immigrants face myriad challenges, including the daily obstacles of poverty, discrimination, trauma, lack of English proficiency, and limited access to basic social services and legal resources. The Center helps immigrants understand their legal rights by directly working in communities where immigrants live and in jails where immigrant detainees are held. The Center and its students work collaboratively with community partners to develop advisories, guides, and others tools to support new immigrants and the agencies that serve them. Alongside students and community partners, the Center designs and supervises Immigration Law Field Placements to help achieve its goals.

The Center also develops trainings and conferences to address issues at the forefront of immigration law and equip lawyers to deliver high quality pro bono legal services. Center students participate in events and lead legal education and community presentations.

Immigration policy, law, and enforcement are heavily influenced by the national dialogue, and the Center’s students are trained to effectively frame and place their work in the national media landscape to maximize the impact of litigation and shape the national conversation around immigrant rights.

Learn more about the Immigration Law Field Placement Course.

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