Immigration Clinic

Our Mission

The UNLV Immigration Clinic offers law students real world experience providing pro bono deportation defense and is a community leader in protecting children and families in Nevada. It includes the Bernstein Children's Rights Program, which defends unaccompanied children fleeing violence.

Launching University Legal Services for Immigrants at UNLV

Launching University Legal Services for Immigrants at UNLV

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Recent Clinic News

New Decision Alert (and a little bragging about an alum)

July 10, 2019 - Congratulations to our alum Alissa Cooley for winning a published NV Supreme Court opinion in Amaya v. Guerrero Rivera, clarifying that Nevada family courts have jurisdiction to issue Special Immigrant... read more

Mayra Salinas-Menjivar wraps up her work in the clinic with a bill signing

June 17, 2019 - By Michael Kagan This is Mayra Salinas-Menjivar’s last official week in the immigration clinic. Mayra led the development of new services to support immigrant college students and their families. In the first... read more

Sen. Rosen Highlights Clinic's Defense of Asylum-Seekers in Senate Hearing

April 10, 2019 - Yesterday, in a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen highlighted the plight of children fleeing gang violence who are represented by the UNLV Immigration Clinic. The Senator... read more