College of Law > Academics > Experiential Learning > Legal Clinics > Asylum & Refugee > Volunteer Opportunities
The Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic often needs assistance with a variety of projects such as legal research, web content development and/or community education materials, and interpreting and translating.
As a volunteer of the clinic, the student will have exposure to meetings with stakeholders and work experience that will not only benefit the student but clients, the clinic, and community-based organizations. The time commitment will vary weekly on a rotating basis with other volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, fill out either or both application(s) below and send through email along with your resume.
Each year during spring break, four law students under the supervision of clinical faculty travel to Harlingen, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, to provide legal assistance to immigrants and refugees being held in detention by the Department of Homeland Security. Students visit detention facilities (including juvenile detention facilities), interview clients, assist with factual and legal research, present cases in court and otherwise assist in the work of attorneys and paralegals at ProBAR, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving immigrants and refugees in detention. Applications for the trip are accepted in January.
"Participating in this project allowed me to learn about human rights issues at the border. You also learn transferable skills: researching important case law, filing petitions and talking to clients. I definitely recommend this project to students." - Guadalupe Perez