The clinic partners with Community Legal Services in East Palo ALto (“CLSEPA”) to help asylum applicants fill out their application forms (particularly I-589 applications for asylum), and provide whatever other assistance CLSEPA deems appropriate. Students speak remotely with asylum seekers (usually in Spanish) and translate answers into English.
Commitment Required of Members:
The project will host roughly two clinics each quarter, depending on demand and need. About 10 students will participate in each clinic, which will involve a three-to-four hour call with an asylum applicant to ask him or her about their experience and reasons for seeking asylum.
Open Membership Spots: 12
Adv. Degree Student Participation: Permitted
Winter Start: Permitted, But Fall Start Preferred
Eligible for Meeting NYS Bar Pro Bono Requirement: Likely
Language Ability Preference: Spanish Language Proficiency Preferred, But Not Required
Project Leaders: Rawan Dareer and Garrett Walker