The William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic is entering its third year advocating for the immigrant community in Hampton Roads. 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. Over the last year, the Clinic has doubled the number of cases that it has accepted for representation, including doubling the number of cases representing survivors of crimes committed here in Hampton Roads.
This semester, we are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back in-person for the first time since March 2020. Students in the Clinic this Fall will represent clients on a variety of matters and in a variety of settings, as the Clinic anticipates an increase in scheduling of immigration court hearings and interviews before the Department of Homeland Security. The Clinic has multiple hearings scheduled in Arlington Immigration Court, and anticipates interviews before the Department of Homeland Security in Norfolk. In addition to these cases, students will be working with survivors of crime on applications for U Visas and asylum seekers in their asylum cases.
In addition to casework, students enrolled in the Clinic will participate in outreach and educational programs for the community. Stay tuned to the Immigration Clinic’s Events page on the blog and our William & Mary calendar for more information as trainings and opportunities become available.
The work of the Clinic would not be possible without our generous supporters and our community partners. Join us this Fall as a donor to propel the Clinic into its third year of growth and advocacy.