Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Seminar (30113) and Fieldwork (30140). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option for each part (4 units total). The clinic specializes in the representation of persons who are seeking asylum through affirmative procedures or in removal proceedings or post-asylum relief. Seminar sessions will focus on the substantive and procedural law, on the legal and ethical issues arising in the context of casework and on the development of lawyering skills. Classes will be heavily concentrated in the first half of the term, with additional sessions supplementing the weekly class time. Students will also attend weekly supervisions on their case work. The clinical course and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited to four. J.K. Peters and H.V. Zonana.
Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance, Prosecution Externship.
Note: Due to our immediate commitments to clients, Professor Peters will finalize the roster by email before the first class, after which the clinic cannot be dropped. Because classes prepare students for client work, attendance at all classes is mandatory.