Immigration Appellate Advocacy Clinic


The Immigration Appellate Advocacy Clinic represents indigent or low-income clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Students have the opportunity to develop advanced legal research and writing skills while learning the complexities of immigration and administrative law. In addition to experiencing the client relationship in an appellate context, students will hone valuable practice skills like case planning and legal strategy development.

For students

Students will be paired up in teams and represent an immigrant in their appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals. They will review the hearing record, spot issues for appeal, research applicable law, file relevant motions or petitions and write an appellate immigration brief. 

IAAC is a three (3) credit course that meets the experiential education requirement.


  • Completed all required first-year courses
  • Good academic standing – at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher
  • LEX 6800 – Professional Responsibility
  • (Recommended) LEX 7371 – Immigration and Nationality Law

For donors

Please consider investing in the work of the clinics by making a gift. Visit or contact Rob MacGregor, senior director of philanthropy, at (313) 577-4141 or


Due to COVID-19, Wayne Law's clinics are temporarily unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please use the information below to reach the Immigration Appellate Advocacy Clinic. 

Wayne Law Clinic Program
(313) 577-4015

Assistant Professor Rebecca Robichaud
Interim Director of Clinical Education
Director of Externships
(313) 577-9991