Immigration Law & Policy Clinic



SLN #: 77613
Course Prefix: LAW-778
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Cruz

Course Description:
The Immigration Law & Policy Clinic is a live-client clinic where students represent immigrants, particularly children, in immigration proceedings before the Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS), state dependency court, and the immigration courts. The clinic classroom component exposes students to traditional trial techniques (witness examination, brief writing, closing arguments,etc) and training on representation of diverse populations, including units on working with translators, cross-cultural representation, and multi-cultural sensitivities. The clinic's litigation component requires students to work with statutes, cases, and international sources. Students also collaborate with psychologists, social workers, translators, and experts to develop their motions, briefs, and witness examinations. Finally, students engage in community lawyering projects such as community education and policy research.

This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details. www.law.asu.edu/programs/clinic

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: As needed for case
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: There are no class pre-requisites and Spanish is NOT required.
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, the last day to withdraw without special permission from the Executive Director of the Clinical Program is 1 month prior to the first seminar class.
Limited Enrollment Number: 6 - Must submit a statement of intent to professor prior to being permitted to enroll.
Paper or In-Class Presentation: None
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard