The William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic is entering its fourth semester with incredible growth. Since the Clinic began, we have had a steady increase in the number of students able to enroll in the Clinic and the number of cases that the Clinic has been able to accept. In the past semester alone, the Clinic has doubled the number of cases that it has accepted for representation. More immigrants than ever can access quality counsel in Hampton Roads, and W&M Law students are leading in this effort.
This semester, we are welcoming eight students into Immigration Clinic I, and welcoming back four students to Immigration Clinic II. Students in Immigration Clinic I will represent clients on a variety of matters, including asylum, protections for survivors of serious crimes (U Visas), Medical Deferred Action, and Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residency. Students will also be responsible for community outreach and policy research on cutting edge issues such as driver privilege cards for undocumented Virginians and anticipated changes under the Biden Administration. Students in Immigration Clinic II will be preparing for the Clinic’s first ever Individual Hearing before the Arlington Immigration Court.
In addition to casework, the Clinic anticipates holding more educational trainings and seminars for students and the community later in the Spring. Many of these trainings and seminars are made possible by our community partners.
The work of the Clinic would not be possible without our generous supporters and our community partners. Join us this Spring as a donor to help the Clinic’s second year finish strong.