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Due to the impending storm, New England Law is canceling classes that begin at 2 p.m. or later on Monday and will be closed for day and evening classes on Tuesday. All classes starting before 2 p.m. on Monday will be held as scheduled. The Stuart Street building and library will close at 4 p.m. on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. Administrative offices will close at 2 p.m. on Monday and will be closed on Tuesday. We will monitor the progress of the storm and will post updates about Wednesday’s arrangements. more >

9/1/09 CLSR Fellow Works with Special Immigrant Juveniles

The 2009-2010 Fellow for the Center of Law and Social Responsibility, Adonia R. Simpson '09, has been pursuing her specialized project with Attorney Jane G. Rocamora at the Harvard Immigration Clinic of Greater Boston Legal Services.  Over the next eight months, Simpson will focus on Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) who are detained and in the custody of the federal government.  These children frequently have been not only the victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect but also may be possible victims of trafficking.  The project’s objective is to obtain legal permanent resident status for these children in the United States, which requires representation at both the Worcester County Juvenile Court and Boston’s Immigration Court.  SIJ status allows the children to have continued foster care support until age 21.  At the end of this project, Simpson intends to publish a manual to serve as a guide and resource for pro bono attorneys in Massachusetts working on these types of cases.  For more information, contact Simpson at adonia.r.simpson@nesl.edu.



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