Through the William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic, students work under supervising attorneys to provide much-needed access to representation for immigrants living in Hampton Roads who have claims before the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. The Clinic is committed to preparing the next generation of immigration attorneys for this challenging practice area and is one of the few nonprofit entities that provides pro bono representation on immigration matters in the Hampton Roads region.
The Clinic is staffed by a Director and, through private financial support, has welcomed an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow attorney for the 2020-21 year. Every semester, students in the Clinic handle a variety of matters impacting the clients served by the Clinic. The Clinic focuses on aiding noncitizens seeking relief as victims of crime (U visa), domestic violence (VAWA and Removal of Conditions), and human trafficking (T visa) and also represents individuals claiming asylum, as well as those currently held in detention seeking release on bond, DACA holders, and individuals applying for naturalization.
We welcome noncitizens and their families in the Hampton Roads area to contact our Clinic for more information about how we may be able to assist. We are deeply appreciative of our partnerships with area organizations that assist the underserved, and welcome referrals from community-based organizations, including shelters, religious groups, and hospitals.
We also welcome requests for training and partnership from area nonprofits and organizations who serve immigrants, or who would like to learn more about how they can serve immigrants in our community.
The Clinic could not thrive without private financial support, and we are thankful to the supporters and donors who make possible the impactful work that the students do through the Clinic.