Students translate their learning into practice and represent noncitizens in the Immigration Court of Boston. Other enriching experiences include assisting asylum seekers, acquiring visas for crime victims, and ensuring people in immigrant communities know their rights.
Students gain vital practice skills in interviewing, drafting affidavits, preparing clients for interviews, and researching documents as they do this critical—and sometimes life-saving—work.
The types of cases students assist with include:
The Immigration Clinic also works at the intersection of immigration and juvenile legal matters, collaborating with the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Program.
Boston College Law School did not disappoint Heather Perez ’17. When picking law schools, she exclusively applied to those with strong immigration law programs. Much to her satisfaction, BC Law’s reputation for success in this practice area, she says, “turned out to be true.”