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IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE


Citizenship and Immigration
Gina DelChiaro, a recent graduate of the law school.

Prof. Gemma Solimene
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Immigrant Rights and Access to Justice Clinic

TENSION BETWEEN THOSE who would abridge civil liberties and those who resist such abrogation are as old as America itself.  What is relatively new is the belief that those fundamental liberties transcend borders and apply to every person in the world.  In this clinic, you will have the opportunity to represent: asylum seekers, orphaned or abused children, and individuals with lengthy legal status facing deportation following a criminal conviction.

The Clinic represents immigrants securing or maintaining lawful immigrant status in the United States. Most cases are before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s immigration agency, the U.S. Immigration Court, or federal court. Students conduct interviews, counsel clients, prepare evidence, draft legal documents, and represent clients in court hearings and agency interviews.