Immigration law practicum

Immigration law practicum

Offered this fall: Immigration law practicum

Immigration law is one of the most complex, dynamic, and rewarding areas of practice. Yet is often viewed as a highly specialized field. A unique new immigration law practicum offered at the School of Law this fall will focus on current and emerging issues of immigration law and explore how this important area of practice can intersect with many others, including child and family law, poverty law, housing, education, health, and criminal justice.

Loyola's Immigration Law Practicum will include both a classroom and field study component.  Students will meet two hours each week to discuss key immigration law issues and to develop skills tailored to immigration law practice and advocacy, with an emphasis on families and children. Topics include family-based petitions, representing victims of crime and human trafficking, unaccompanied minors, persons fleeing persecution, providing trauma informed services, intersection of family law and immigration law, and deportation defense.

One credit hour requires 55 hours of field study; two credits hours requires 110 hours of field study.

Immigration law faculty members are experienced practitioners who are experts in their fields and bring diverse perspectives to this growing area of law. For more information, contact Katherine Kaufka Walts, at kkaufkawalts@luc.edu.