The UNLV Immigration Clinic marries the Boyd School of Law's commitment to community service with our students' desire to learn by doing.
In the Immigration Clinic, Boyd students can begin working with real world clients from their first weeks in law school. Volunteer law students, including 1Ls, can conduct intake interviews with immigrant clients and can participate in many of the clinic’s community service projects.
Student attorneys enrolled in the clinic, working under supervision, can perform every role of a licensed attorney. 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. 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.