Our Clients

Students in the Immigrant’s Rights Clinic represent individuals facing deportation. Our clients include asylum-seekers, immigrant survivors of domestic violence, individuals with past criminal convictions, and undocumented individuals with longstanding ties to the United States. Students litigate deportation cases before the San Francisco Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Students in the clinic assume responsibility for all aspects of litigation, including interviewing clients and witnesses, investigating facts, writing pleadings, developing case strategies, conducting oral argument and performing legal research.

Aimee Krause ('13) on Her Time in the Immigrants' Rights Clinic

Our Clients
“My time in the Immigrants' Rights Clinic has been the most valuable part of my SLS education. It taught me what it means to advocate for my clients' interests, and showed me the myriad of ways that I, as a lawyer, can be a part of real and lasting change. Whether I could affect one person's life through direct services or thousands through an advocacy project, I am so grateful for the opportunity to develop my lawyering skills as part of the IRC!”