University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Immigration Law Clinic

The Immigration Law Clinic (ILC) provides students an opportunity to begin practicing law by handling legal matters on behalf of clinic clients. Students will interview and counsel clients, investigate facts, research and answer pleadings, write briefs, and solve clients' problems by applying legal principles and theories you have learned in the classroom.



ILC is a four-credit course. Two credits are earned through the classroom component for which regular attendance and preparation is essential. In class we will discuss on-going cases, conduct moot exercises and work on practical skills such as interviewing, researching, writing and advocacy. The other two credit hours are earned by working on cases with clinic clients. You will be assigned a supervising Catholic Charities attorney housed at the ILC to supervise your clinic hours and casework. Students will appear before both the Immigration Court in Boston as well as USCIS administrative hearing offices including asylum officers and immigration case officers. Cases include defense from removal, adjustment of status, naturalization, relief under the Violence Against Women Act and applications for humanitarian relief including asylum, temporary protected status and U visas.

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