In the Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC), law students, working in teams under the supervision of clinical faculty, represent noncitizen clients in a variety of immigration matters; engage in immigrant rights’ advocacy projects; and conduct intakes at immigration detention centers in conjunction with attorneys from the PAIR Project. The types of cases that IJC students handle include applications for asylum, U-visas, T-visas, and other forms of relief, as well as bond hearings in Immigration Court. Students manage all aspects of their cases, including interviewing, fact development, legal research, drafting and oral advocacy.

Recent Events

Immigrant Justice Clinic Launch and Kick Off Celebration  

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the School of Law community gathered to celebrate the launch of the Immigrant Justice Clinic. 

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Program

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Northeastern University's Visitors Center, West Village F, Presentation Room 170
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. 

Welcome Remarks
Hemanth Gundavaram, Associate Teaching Professor and Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic 
Dean Jeremy Paul, Northeastern University School of Law 
James Bean, Provost, Northeastern University

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 

Keynote Address
Marielena Hincapié ’96
Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

5:15 - 5:30 PM

Remarks
Stefanie Gonzales ’19
, Current IJC student 
Lili Giacoma ’19, Current IJC student 
Leslie DiTrani ’94, Principal, DiTrani Law

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Roundtable
A distinguished group of Northeastern law graduates from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s will discuss the evolution of the immigration law curriculum at Northeastern and the current challenges and opportunities for immigrants’ rights advocates.

Participants  
Debborah Anker ’75
Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Founder and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

Virginia Benzan ’03
Training Officer, Boston Sub-Office of the Newark Asylum Office, US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Leslie DiTrani ’94
Principal, DiTrani Law

Nancy Kelly ’84
Co-Director, Immigration Unit, Greater Boston Legal Services, and Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, Harvard Law School

Richard Iandoli ’76
Partner, Iandoli Desai & Cronin

Ragini Shah ’99
Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

John Willshire Carrera ’85
Co-Director, Immigration Unit, Greater Boston Legal Services, and Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, Harvard Law School

Moderator
Rachel Rosenbloom, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Reception

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Faculty Co-Directors

For more information, contact:

Professor Hemanth Gundavaram
(617) 373-6802
h.gundavaram@northeastern.edu

Professor Rachel Rosenbloom
(617) 373-3066
r.rosenbloom@northeastern.edu