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

"The Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic was the best, but most-trying, nine credits of my law school career. It broke me down and built me up into the attorney that I want to be in the future. The clinic shaped me to become a zealous advocate and an effective researcher for high-stake matters. As immigration and asylum law are detail-sensitive, I have become precise and concise in my drafting abilities; articulate in my oral communications with clients, judges and attorneys; as well as becoming proficient in condensing information from various sources to evolve into persuasive arguments."

Kanika Suri
Wayne Law Class of 2013

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