Transnational Legal Clinic students make a worldwide impact.
Students enrolled provide direct representation to individuals seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief. The Transnational Legal Clinic allows students to engage in human rights advocacy before regional and international human rights mechanisms. Working under faculty supervision, students develop core lawyering competencies, while working to achieve their clients’ goals through the use of a range of advocacy tools, such as litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, investigation and report writing, media advocacy, and community education and organizing in local, national and international arenas. Clinic work happens through seminars, case rounds, and weekly supervisory meetings, allowing students to integrate theory and practice and explore the role of the law in settings that cut across cultures, languages, borders, and legal systems.
TLC students are expected to critically reflect on the choices presented and choices made in the course of lawyering, as they develop their professional identity as a lawyer.