The William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic is entering its eighth semester with new 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 eighteen 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 ten 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), requests for prosecutorial discretion, and applications for work authorization. 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 the fall semester, including applications for asylum, temporary protected status, and lawful permanent residency. In addition to their casework, Clinic II students have begun planning a Citizenship Fair to be held this April. More information on the Citizenship Fair will be available later this Spring.
The Clinic will also host the Fourth Circuit Asylum Law Conference this March. Registration will open through Eventbrite soon.
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 fourth year finish strong.