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Registration Begins for the Inaugural Fourth Circuit Asylum Law Conference

The William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic, along with Immigrant Justice Corps and the William & Mary Center for Racial and Social Justice, are cosponsoring the Inaugural Fourth Circuit Asylum Law Conference. The Conference will be held virtually via Zoom on March 11, 2022.  The Conference will include panels and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, including: Continue reading “Registration Begins for the Inaugural Fourth Circuit Asylum Law Conference”

A Tale of Two Court Appearances: The Immigration Clinic Returns to Court for the First Time Since COVID

At the end of November, students and attorneys from the Immigration Clinic returned to court for the first time since February 2020. Students appeared in Arlington before the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, representing clients in a master calendar hearing and an individual hearing.  The Clinic’s First Court Appearance since COVID In anticipation of the masterContinue reading “A Tale of Two Court Appearances: The Immigration Clinic Returns to Court for the First Time Since COVID”

Communism is Just a Red Herring: Inadmissibility and Freedom of Speech

By Laura Love Feild, J.D. Class of 2022 “We as a nation lose part of our greatness whenever we deport or punish those who merely exercise their freedoms in an unpopular though innocuous manner.  The strength of this nation is weakened more by those who suppress the freedom of others than by those who areContinue reading “Communism is Just a Red Herring: Inadmissibility and Freedom of Speech”

Immigration Clinic Attorneys Speak to Undergraduate Student Group

On November 4th, Immigration Clinic Director Stacy Kern-Scheerer and Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow Nicole Alanko spoke to students from WMFIRE, William & Mary’s undergraduate student group dedicated to advocating for immigrant students and the immigrant community. Stacy and Nicole focused their talk on challenges facing immigrants in Hampton Roads, including access to counsel and languageContinue reading “Immigration Clinic Attorneys Speak to Undergraduate Student Group”

There and Back Again: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Perspective on the U.S. Immigration System

By Ian Thompson, J.D. Class of 2022 Prior to enrolling at William & Mary Law School, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in a rural farming town in Senegal. My assignment was to develop local business opportunities in my adoptive community. To that end, I organized simple entrepreneurship classes for middleContinue reading “There and Back Again: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Perspective on the U.S. Immigration System”

The Immigration Clinic Goes to Trial This November

Students in the Immigration Clinic are preparing for the Clinic’s first asylum trial in just a few weeks. Last Spring, students in Immigration Clinic II prepared filings for the case, but the hearing was rescheduled at the last minute due to COVID. Now, students currently enrolled in the Clinic are picking up where last year’s students left off. In the few short weeksContinue reading “The Immigration Clinic Goes to Trial This November”

Retired Foreign Service Officer Shares His Expertise with the Immigration Clinic

Last week, retired Foreign Service Officer Peter Ganser presented to Immigration Clinic students about consular processing at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. Mr. Ganser’s presentation to Clinic students spanned two class sessions. In his first class, Mr. Ganser presented to students about the structure of embassies, the visa application process at consulates, and consular interviews.   In his second class, Mr. Ganser conducted mockContinue reading “Retired Foreign Service Officer Shares His Expertise with the Immigration Clinic”

Collaborating Across Clinics to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

By Darryl Cunningham, Director of the William & Mary Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinics Since 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month has been used to draw attention to the many lives impacted by interpersonal violence.  Once again, October brings us to that focal point. While the violent, controlling, and inappropriate behaviors continue to exist, timeContinue reading “Collaborating Across Clinics to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence”

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