The Immigration and Human Rights Clinic is an intensive, one-semester course offered for 6 graded credits. Students enrolled in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic will represent low-income immigrant clients in federal immigration court under the supervision of a faculty member, focusing on immigrants detained at the Krome detention center, about 7 miles west of FIU. The clinic also engages in human rights advocacy in the form of projects (DACA and Citizenship), cases, and matters before international human rights bodies, U.S. federal courts, and in other contexts. The course provides a unique combination of litigation experience, intensive skills training and supervision, collaboration, and ethical reflection.
- Time Commitment: Average 20 hours a week which includes case work, supervision, and the seminar.
- Faculty: Professor Juan Carlos Gomez and Adjunct Professor Jordan Dollar
- Pre or Co-Requisite: Professional Responsibility
- Recommended: Immigration Law, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence.
Students must have access to a car. Students must be willing to submit to a background check, which is required to gain access to the detention center.