Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Immigrants Helped by UC Davis Law Students

"The clinic – which celebrates its 30th anniversary today – is busier than ever thanks to the record number of deportations by the administration.  Founded in 1982, the clinic was the first in the nation to train law students to represent non-citizens in immigration court, said Dean Kevin Johnson.  Guided by supervising attorneys, about 30 law students per semester have represented clients from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Jamaica, Romania, Fiji, Laos, Cambodia, India, China and the Philippines. (The State Bar and federal immigration courts have regulations allowing students to practice under faculty supervision.)" – Sacramento Bee, Sept. 29, 2012.