Course Description

LAW 792 - Immigrant Family Legal Clinic

This live-client clinic serves immigrant families on the site of the Robert F. Kennedy campus of six K-12 public schools located in Koreatown.  The location of this clinic will give students a unique opportunity to practice community lawyering – embedded in a trusted space where students, family members, educators, and community organizations all work closely and collaboratively with law students and lawyers on site.  The clinic’s work involves individual representation of immigrant students and family members on immigration and employment matters, brief legal consultations on a range of additional issues, community outreach and education, and policy research and advocacy.

Through this multi-faceted approach to law practice, students will have opportunities for professional development in three areas.  First, through individual casework, they will develop traditional lawyering skills, including interviewing, counseling, and legal research and writing.  At the same time, they will gain exposure to a range of additional advocacy tools and methods related to working effectively with the vibrant organizing work underway in this community.  Finally, the school is a crucible for many issues of importance to immigrant youth and their families far beyond the campus’s boundaries, and the clinic’s work seeks to engage students in the rich opportunities for policy research and advocacy presented by its unique location.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Nina Rabin 19F 792 LEC 1 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6.0 No No
Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: June 14, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 8/1/2019.
Nina Rabin 20S 792 LEC 1 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6.0 No No
Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: Noon on 10/18/2019. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/24/2020.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Nina Rabin /
Emi MacLean
18F 792 LEC 1 W 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM 4.0 No No
Sameer Ashar /
Nina Rabin /
Emi MacLean
19S 792 LEC 1 F 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6.0 No No
Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadine Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 1/25/2019.
Categories
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Labor, Employment & Work; Immigration Law; Administrative Law & Government Regulation – Clinical Courses; Critical Race Studies; Public Interest Law and Policy; International and Comparative Law JD Specialization;