FIU College of Law hosts Citizenship Drive

Law students help those eligible for naturalization complete forms

WHAT: The Florida International University College of Law will be hosting a Citizenship Drive to help individuals eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship complete their N-400 naturalization forms. Under the supervision of Clinical Professor Juan Gomez, law students in the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic will conduct the one-day drive. The event is part of a series of drives the College of Law is organizing for its Citizenship Project.

FIU Law also will host two citizenship exam review sessions during the drive. The sessions will be led by Miami-Dade County Public Schools instructors with support from FIU Honors College students.

WHO: The Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic is a one-semester clinic offered during the fall, spring and summer. Students in this clinic intervene on behalf of immigrants of all nationalities in a variety of settings.  In recent years, the clinic has expanded its advocacy to include international human rights work.

WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the FIU College of Law on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St. in Southwest Miami-Dade County. Appointments must be scheduled no later than Nov. 4th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FOR APPOINTMENTS: Those interested in attending must schedule an appointment by calling 305-348-7541 prior to the event. Once the appointment is confirmed, a checklist with the necessary documents will be sent to all attendees.


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About the College of Law:
Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

About FIU:
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls 46,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida.
FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 17 sports. In 2010 the Panthers won their first bowl game. For more information about FIU, visit

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