Immigration and Work Practicum
Prerequisite: Immigration and Nationality Law Corequisite: Immigration and Work
A select number of students enrolled in Immigration and Work, offered in the fall 2009 semester for two credits, will be eligible to participate in a concurrent three-credit practicum. To be eligible, the student must have completed the basic course in Immigration and Nationality Law. The practicum will place five to eight students in law offices that practice business immigration, although the student may also be exposed to other aspects of immigration practice. These students will work in the immigration law office 12-15 hours per week. They will submit regular journals describing their work and the legal issues they confront. They will also meet on a periodic basis with Adjunct Professor Mehta to discuss their work. Students wishing to be considered for the practicum should submit a resume, grade report, and writing sample to Beth Pollastro on the 8th floor by the deadline published in the teaching schedule. Professor Mehta will review the applications, along with Professors Fullerton and Caplow, and refer applicants to the participating law offices for an interview. The individual law offices will decide which students to accept; after acceptance the student will be enrolled in the Immigration and Work Practicum in addition to the course.Grading and Method of Evaluation
This practicum will be graded on a modified pass-fail basis. An 8-10 page reflective essay is required.