Saturday, July 15, 2017
Law School Teams Up With California State University Campus to Provide Legal Services to Immigrant Students
In 2015, the University of California opened an Immigrant Legal Services Center providing legal services to immigrant students and their parents. The Center, which serves students on all the UC campuses, is housed at UC Davis School of Law.
Other law schools are stepping up to help immigrant students. Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, in partnership with Cal State Northridge, has announced (and here) that it is opening a legal clinic to serve students at the university needing assistance with immigration issues.
Julia Vázquez, supervising attorney for the law school’s Immigration Law Clinic and a lecturer, will lead the effort. The Community Lawyering Clinic is a five-unit, graded semester course starting in the fall that will allow Southwestern students to provide legal assistance for an underserved population under Vázquez’ supervision.