Immigration Law Externship students work under the supervision of an immigration attorney in such organizations as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the U.S. Catholic Conference for Migration and Refugee Services, and the Legal Aid Society on cases primarily involving applications for political asylum. Students also are involved with issues of permanent residence, change of status, and suspension of deportation.

They work directly with the applicants, assist in the drafting of applications and the substantiation of claims as to persecution abroad for reasons of race, religion, nationality, and membership in a particular social or political group.

Faculty advisor: Leon Wildes