The Rutgers Immigrant Justice Clinic represents immigrant clients in cutting edge matters at the intersection of immigration law and state law. Many students will have the opportunity to appear in both Newark Immigration Court and in state court as they assist their clients in removal (deportation) proceedings and in related criminal law, family law, or other civil legal matters. Law students fully assume the role of attorney as they interview and counsel clients, advocate in court, research and draft legal documents, and grapple with difficult strategic decisions and professional responsibility issues. In addition to engaging in individual client representation, students may also undertake community education or policy advocacy projects.
The Immigrant Justice Clinic is offered for 6 credits.