The clinics at NYLS give students an invaluable opportunity to develop practical legal skills while learning to advance fairness and equity in the law.

Immigration and Refugee Rights Clinic

Immigration and Refugee Rights Clinic (8) (WKSF 100 & 101)

Professors Mark von Sternberg and Mario Russell

This immigration field placement workshop combines a full year seminar course and externship placement.  It will allow students to spend a year learning a broad range of immigration skills with a focus on defense of removal.  The students will work 13 hours per week at Catholic Charities New York office and will meet once a week in a two hour seminar.  Students will prepare visa petitions, research eligibility for relief from removal and prepare relevant visa petitions and applications for relief.  A significant portion of the work will involve asylum law or other deportation defense. Students will make presentations in the seminar portion of the course. Students can expect to participate directly in immigration court proceedings.

Students are strongly encouraged to take Immigration and Nationality Law as a prerequisite, this requirement can be waived by the instructors.