Sam Williamson Fellowship for the Immigration Clinic $5,000 (posted 02/23/2018)

Applicants are required to submit an application that includes the following:

(1) The fellowship candidate must have completed 30 hours prior to the start date of the fellowship.

(2) Complete a general immigration law survey course before the beginning of the fellowship.

(3) Write a cover letter of 500 words or less detailing the candidate’s interest in the field of immigration law, an expression of dedication and interest in the practice of immigration law, and any past experiences that are relevant to the student’s ability to make a contribution to this field. Information regarding the individual’s background, academic and non-academic qualifications, and commitment to public service should be outlined in this statement.

(4) Include a resume.

(5) Submit two letters of recommendation, at least one should be from a UH Law Center faculty member.

(6) The fellowship selection committee will begin reviewing applications shortly after the deadline and will interview candidates before announcing the recipient. One fellowship recipient will be selected to receive a stipend of $5,000 to be applied towards tuition.

The UHLC Immigration Clinic assists hundreds of low-income persons from the greater Houston community every year. The Clinic currently has three supervising attorneys and approximately 15-25 students per year who work on a variety of pro bono cases. The following are representative of the types of cases handled by the clinic: asylum, family-based adjustment of status, crime victim cases, appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, and federal court cases. Direct any questions about the clinic to Director of the Immigration Clinic and Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman.
Deadline: March 19, 2018

Students eligible: Any student who will be enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year.

To apply: Submit a resume and the statement to Symplicity job # 16641

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