Immigration and Work Practicum

Credits: 3.00

Prerequisite: Immigration and Nationality Law Corequisite: Immigration and Work

The Immigration and Work course is next being offered in the Spring 2014 semester, and students who take the Immigration and Work course must take the Immigration and Work practicum at the same time. They should have completed the Immigration and Nationality course before the Spring 2014 semester, and so those who are taking the course currently in the Fall 2013 semester may apply for the Immigration and Work practicum if they are planning to take the Immigration and Work course in 2014.

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.