The UNLV Immigration Clinic marries the Boyd School of Law's commitment to community service with our students' desire to learn by doing.
Student attorneys enrolled in the UNLV Immigration Clinic can perform every role of a licensed attorney, working under the supervision of a seasoned instructor. Immigration Clinic students have tried torture cases in Immigration Court, represented clients before the federal Court of Appeals, testified before the Nevada legislature, accompanied clients to asylum interviews in California, and appeared on behalf of unaccompanied children in family courts.
Both 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to apply to enroll in the Immigration Clinic as student attorneys, which is typically offered in the Fall Semester. Enrollment is by application only. Applications are usually announced by email in the semester prior to the semester when students will enroll. Students who have already taken the Immigration Law course are preferred, but it is not a strict prerequisite. Ability to speak a language other than English is an asset but not essential. Willingness to work hard and dedicate yourself to serving immigrant clients is required.
The Immigration Clinic’s Community Advocacy Office offers fall and spring externships, and a paid summer internship (the Osvaldo Fumo Summer Fellow), all of which are separate from enrollment in the clinic.