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Fall 2020
5405 Immigration Clinic I - HOFFMANG/VEGA- 11935

Professor(s): Geoffrey Hoffman (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Rosemary Vega (OTHER FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 240  BLB

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 Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: HyFlex  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to teach in a physical classroom.The extent to which that room will be used during the semester is up to the instructor and may vary during the semester. When the classroom is used by an instructor, those class sessions will be operated in “HyFlex” mode: remote presence is available to any student via internet videoconferencing, and recordings will be available when material is general and not prohibited from recording by client confidentiality. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.


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:
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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (8/17/2020 12:29:15 PM)

Special Case

Please refer to the syllabus.