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. Limited opportunities may arise for representation of clients in motion or final hearings before the INS.

Prerequisites: Externs must have satisfactorily completed Civil Pretrial Practice, Evidence, Mediation and Immigration Law, and be certified pursuant to the Student Practice Rule.

Recommended Courses: Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Responsibility

Selection Process: The selection of externs is handled by the supervising attorney of the program, subject to the approval of 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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