5405 Immigration Clinic I - HOFFMANG/VEGA- 11935
Geoffrey Hoffman (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Rosemary Vega (OTHER FACULTY)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Time: 4:00p-6:00p T Location:
Course Outline: The course covers practical and theoretical training in immigration law. Students handle actual cases in various areas of the law including: Asylum; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); Family visa processing; and Citizenship cases. Students handle an actual caseload of 5-7 clients, including representation of at least one case before the court.
Students must apply to the Clinic by submitting the online application at http://www.law.uh.edu/clinic/. Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in these courses via PeopleSoft: if you’re accepted, the Clinic Program Manager will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.
Students must work in the Clinic 50 hours per course credit hour.
Course Notes: Quota=18
Accepted students must attend the three day Clinic Orientation. Dates to be announced.
A Clinic student group picture will be taken on Wednesday. Students are required to wear business attire on Friday for court.
Students will receive a separate email with additional information.
There is no book required for the Immigration Clinic I. All advanced reading materials are handed out in class.
Prerequisites: Yes - Good academic standing.
First Day Assignments:
Final Exam Schedule:
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: clinic
Bar Course: No
DistanceEd ABA 306:
Pass-Fail Student Election: