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Immigration Clinic

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Fall 2014 Course Description

Taught by Denise Gilman and Barbara Hines

6 credits (pass/fail) — offered Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Students must register for Law 397C and 397D, for a total of six credits.

The clinic is open to students who have completed their first two semesters.


The Immigration Clinic meets for class two times per week for an hour and a half. Grading is on a pass/fail basis for this six-credit hour clinic. There is no final exam or paper. Students should expect to spend 10-20 hours per week on Clinic work, including class time and office hours. Students will occasionally travel to the Hutto facility and to San Antonio where the Immigration Court and the offices of the Department of Homeland Security are located.

Students are encouraged to apply for the clinic during early registration as enrollment is limited. Students must fill out an application, available from the Registrar and on the Clinic’s website, and receive faculty permission to register. The application questionnaire should be returned to the clinic's administrator, Lourdes Diaz, by e-mail at ldiaz@law.utexas.edu or in person at CCJ 1.310. Students may request to be placed on a waiting list, if space is unavailable during registration.

For more information about the Immigration Clinic, contact Barbara Hines at 232-1310 or Denise Gilman at 232-7796, or by e-mail at bhines@law.utexas.edu or dgilman@law.utexas.edu. We also invite you to visit the Clinic offices.