2 or 3 Credits (Clinic)
During this clinic, students spend 10 (2-credit) or 15 (3-credit) hours per week in the field, assisting attorneys who are specialists in immigration law.
Law students in this clinical component work in law offices or agencies that provide representation to aliens involved in proceedings before the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) or in court cases originating from such proceedings. Students submit weekly journals, describing and reflecting on their experiences in the field, and meet in a series of seminars with the course instructor and/or the Clinical Director to explore the relationship between the principles covered in the substantive class and their fieldwork. This course also satisfies New England Law’s Experiential Education Requirement.
“I was able to see a U visa case from beginning to end. I was also able to work on other immigration matters, such as adjustment of status, employment authorization, and asylum cases. This internship, and my others at New England Law, made me realize that this was the type of immigration law I enjoyed and hoped to practice in after law school.” —Bria Lewis ’18