Student applications will be accepted from Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Feb. 27. All applications must be hand-delivered to the Externship Office and received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
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Active Externships in practice area: Immigration Law
|Externship Site||Practice Area||Details|
|American Civil Liberties Union of GA (ACLU) - National Security & Immigrants' Rights Project ||Immigration Law|
Semester Requirement: 1
The ACLU of Georgia National Security and Immigrants' Rights Project, launched in March 2008, aims to bring Georgia and its localities into compliance with international human rights standards in treatment of refugee and immigrant communities in Georgia, including immigrant detainees. To that end, the ACLU of Georgia National Security and Immigrants' Rights Project employs a variety of strategies, including development of impact litigation, legislative advocacy, human rights documentation and publishing of reports, and public education.
Externs could be asked to: prepare legislative research memos; conduct Know Your Rights presentations aimed at various immigrant and refugee communities; interview immigrant detainees and research constitutional and international human rights standards for immigration detention; review requests for representation related to discrimination against immigrants and/or post-9/11 abuses of power and conduct the requisite legal research, factual investigation, and client interviews, as well as draft legal memoranda and demand letters.
Preferences: Part-time students are encouraged to apply.
A brief letter describing the nature of your interest must be submitted with your resume.
|Department of Homeland Security ||Immigration Law|
Semester requirement: 1
Students will work in the office of ICE, under the supervision of the Chief Counsel and staff attorneys. This federal agency is responsible for work involving both administrative and judicial proceedings. Students will work with several attorneys during the course of the semester to provide a broad exposure to the variety of tasks that an agency attorney performs. Externs will be responsible for preparing and reviewing cases for hearings before an immigration judge, assisting with investigations, preparing all types of cases, taking appeals, reviewing proposed administrative decisions and researching in preparation and support of writing appellate briefs and memoranda to the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, D.C. Where permissible, third-year students may present selected cases under the supervision of a staff attorney.
|Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN) ||Human Rights, Immigration Law|
Semester requirement: 1
GAIN provides pro bono services through volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students to represent immigrant asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, domestic violence and other crimes. GAIN’s staff screen, refer, train, support, and supervise the pro bono attorneys as they represent these cases.
The extern will be expected to assist with screenings, consultations and interviews of our cases and then provide a summary of the case to the volunteer attorneys. The extern will also work closely and assist our volunteer lawyers in providing research of relevant law, country conditions and gathering of supporting documents for these cases. The extern will also have the opportunity to attend meetings between the client and volunteer attorney and observe and assist the volunteer attorneys with their case. Finally, the extern can also gain unique experience by also representing asylum seekers in their initial credible fear interviews. The extern will be supervised by GAIN’s staff attorneys in all their duties.
Preferences: Immigration Law
NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS