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 who are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship to 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.

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.

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, July 23 from 10 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 July 22.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FOR APPOINTMENTS: Call 305-348-7541. Once appointment is schedule, a complete list of required documents will be sent.


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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 one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, with more than 42,000 students. Nearly 130,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. Its colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. 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. The opening of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in August 2009 has enhanced the university’s ability to create lasting positive change in our community. For more information about FIU, visit

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