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 fall 2017

"Undoubtedly, taking the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic was the best decision that I made while in law school. The clinic clients, with their own unique, and often horrific, stories to tell, inspire you to work hard to fight for them and against the injustice they suffered."

Erica Riggs
Wayne Law Class of 2011

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan