The William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic is entering its sixth semester with incredible growth in student interest and enrollment in the Clinic. Since the Clinic began, we have had a steady increase in the number of students enrolled in the Clinic and the number of cases that the Clinic has accepted for representation.
This semester, the Clinic will have sixteen students enrolled across Clinic I & II, the Clinic’s highest enrollment to date. We are welcoming eight students into Immigration Clinic I, and welcoming back eight 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), and assisting recently resettled Afghans. Students will also be responsible for community outreach, including outreach to refugee families resettled in Hampton Roads. Students in Immigration Clinic II will be continuing their case work from Clinic I, including working on requests for prosecutorial discretion, asylum, U Visas, and humanitarian parole.
In addition to casework, the Clinic will host the Inaugural Fourth Circuit Asylum Law Conference this Spring. The Conference is cosponsored by the Clinic, Immigrant Justice Corps, and the William & Mary Center for Racial and Social Justice. Registration for the Conference is open through Eventbrite.
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 third year finish strong.