Students in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic learn about the specialized area of immigration law and other areas of law (such as employment law and civil rights law) that frequently concern representation of noncitizens and immigrants’ rights more generally. Students represent clients under the supervision of the clinic director and a graduate student instructor. In addition to attending the required twice-weekly seminar, students meet individually with their supervising attorney and participate in case rounds.
Depending on the scope of representation, students may represent clients at interviews with immigration officials and/or litigate in Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, state court, United States District Court or the United States Court of Appeals. Specific activities may include applications for Cancellation of Removal; challenges to indefinite detention, via either administrative review petitions or the filing of writs of habeas corpus; bond hearings for detained noncitizens (Joseph hearings); appeals of removal orders for detained noncitizens by the Immigration Court to the Board of Immigration Appeals and/or the Circuit Courts of Appeals; representation of low-wage immigrant workers with employment related issues, such as failure to receive minimum wage and unemployment compensation denials; and creating and conducting "Know Your Rights” presentations for noncitizen residents of the District of Columbia.
Contacting the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic
If you are seeking legal assistance, please call the clinic office at
(202) 274-6428 or (202) 274-7389.
Immigration & Human Rights Legal Clinic
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Building 52, Room 303
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 274-6428
Fax: (202) 274-5569
Clinic Supervisors: Professors Kristina Campbell and Johan Fatemi