*†Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (21324) and Fieldwork (21540). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option for each part (4 units total). Students will represent immigrants and low-wage workers in Connecticut in labor, immigration, and other civil rights areas, through litigation for individuals and non-litigation advocacy for community-based organizations. In litigation matters, students will handle cases at all stages of legal proceedings in Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Court, the Second Circuit, and state courts. The non-litigation work will include representation of grassroots, labor, and faith organizations in regulatory and legislative reform efforts, media advocacy, strategic planning, and other matters. The seminar portion is a practice-oriented examination of advocacy on behalf of workers and non-citizens and of social justice lawyering generally. The course will be a two-term offering (four credits each term). The clinical course and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously in both terms. Enrollment limited. M. Ahmad, N. Hallett, and M.J. Wishnie.
Course Selection: In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a short statement of interest and a CV by 4:30 p.m. on December 10.
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.