Litigation and Courtroom Skills

Interview Clients and Witnesses

Develop Factual Evidence to Support Your Client's Case

Applications for asylum or other relief from deportation typically require hundreds of pages of evidentiary support.

Creative Legal Research

Immigration cases require creative research into cases, statutes, and regulations.

Argue Motions and Conduct Mini-Trials

Students argue complex legal motions, conduct direct examination of witnesses, and defend against cross-examination of government witnesses.
IRC: Litigation and Courtroom Skills 3

Prepare Expert Declarations and Conduct Direct Examination of Experts

Litigation and Courtroom Skills 2

Write Appeal Briefs and Argue Appeals

Students write appellate briefs before the Board of Immigration Appeals as well as the federal courts of appeals.
Litigation and Courtroom Skills