Students represent indigent clients in administrative proceedings before the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Federal Court. Cases concern the immigration status of aliens. Students interview and counsel clients, research laws and regulations, write briefs, prepare for hearings, and act as trial counsel at evidentiary hearings. Heavy emphasis is placed upon active representation of clients, and cases that present novel and interesting issues of law and fact. Some required activities (such as court appearances, investigation and interviews) take place during normal business hours.
Grading: Letter graded
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy (WMCL)*
Pre- or Co-Requisite: Professional Responsibility; or Practice, Problem-Solving and Professional Responsibility (HUSL)
Recommended: Immigration Law
*Hamline students who have not had the opportunity to take Advocacy may have this requirement waived by the instructor if they have received sufficient instruction in LRW and other skills courses at HUSL.
Credits: 2 (With permission of faculty, students make take 1 or 2 additional credits in the following semester.)
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