Wayne State University

Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic

The Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent individual clients seeking immigration benefits, including, but not limited to, asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U and T visas for victims of trafficking and other crimes, relief under the Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile visas and Temporary Protected Status, as well as help clients who obtain such relief with family reunification, adjustment of status and, eventually, naturalization.

The clinic has represented clients from countries around the world, including Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Estonia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda.

Students represent indigent or low-income clients who could not otherwise afford legal assistance and will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of immigration cases and gain experience working with federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Immigration Courts. Students in this clinic also will have the opportunity to be involved with local community outreach and informational programs.

For more information, email lawclinics@wayne.edu or callĀ (313) 577-4015.

Student application for winter 2017

"The immigration clinic immerses students in the deep end of immigration and asylum issues. But because of seasoned supervisors and a supportive team, there isn't the fear of sinking. This has been the most challenging hands-on experience but also the most valuable so far in my time in law school."

Henry Ibe
Third-year Wayne Law student

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