Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

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We create a nurturing, reflective environment where students can learn from their experiences. Students develop their professional judgment and critical problem-solving skills as they learn key litigation and lawyering skills.

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Lauren Tsuji, JD '14

"Clinic helped me develop skills, experience, and confidence . . ."

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Katie Austin, JD '13

"Clinic gave me tools to translate a client's interests into legal objectives . . ."

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Chris Walker, JD '06

"The clinical experience helped me develop the legal and policy skills necessary to be an effective advocate . . ."

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Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Celebrates Its 10 year Anniversary

Congratulations to the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic on celebrating 10 years of legal services, cutting-edge litigation, and excellent teaching at Stanford Law School! The Clinic marked the occasion on November 5, 2015 with panels featuring clinic alumni and a conversation between Clinic Director Jayashri Srikantiah and Lucas Guttentag, Senior Counselor at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Clinic Receives CLAY award

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Congratulations to the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, recipients of the CLAY (California Lawyer Attorney of the Year) award for  2014 from California Lawyer magazine! Along with others, the IRC was recognized for its work establishing rights to bond release hearings for immigrants  detained for more than six months. With the ACLU, the IRC has been litigating the prolonged detention issue in the Ninth Circuit for many years, through  individual cases as well as Rodriguez v. Robbins, a long-standing class action suit for which the U.S. District Court issued a summary judgment ruling  requiring automatic bond hearings as soon as immigrants reach six months of detention. Many terrific students have worked on this project over the years,  including Michael Kaufman (JD ’07), who has now gone on to work at the ACLU as a lawyer on Rodriguez.

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Immigrants' Rights Clinic and Other Immigration Organizations File Lawsuit to Uncover Federal Government Policies on Deportation Procedures for Recent Central American Refugees

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