Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Inc. (Miami)

Credit: 6 or 9 credits, as approved by Professor Gertz
Number of Positions: 1

Students represent indigent clients in immigration actions, including petitions seeking asylum and defense of deportation actions. Bilingual students (Spanish and/or Haitian) are preferred for this placement. Practice focuses on interviewing, case analysis and strategy, and the drafting of pleadings and motions before the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Prerequisites: Externs must have satisfactorily completed Evidence, and Immigration Law.

Recommended Courses: Civil Pretrial Practice, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Responsibility

Selection Process: The selection of externs is handled jointly by the supervising attorney at FIAC and the faculty supervisor. Selection is based on student's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date and other externships taken.

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