Immigration Litigation Field Program

Credit Hours: 4

The Immigration Litigation Field Program, offered in partnership with Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), gives students an opportunity to represent clients in a range of immigration litigation matters before the immigration court in Arlington, the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, the federal district court in Alexandria, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

This course is year-long (fall and spring semesters) with students earning four letter-graded credits each semester (for eight credits total). Two (2) credits each semester will be in-class credits, and two (2) credits will be out-of-class. Out-of-class credits will be for work directly with clients, written work for clients’ cases and other advocacy projects, appearances in court, and supervision. Note that student appearance before the immigration court does not require a third-year practice certificate.