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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:  

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:

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:
Exam:
Paper:

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: