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Immigration Law & Human Rights Law

DePaul College of Law's well-known immigration program includes experienced faculty, the Asylum and Refugee Law Clinic and the Immigration Law Clinic, which has trained a generation of immigration lawyers since 1999. In particular, the Technical Assistance Project assists over 30 immigrant-serving, community-based organizations by providing legal services, staff resources, and assistance with the development o​f legal service capacity. This project has received broad financial support from foundations to continue its innovative work expanding access to justice in immigration and asylum issues across the region. Students enrolled in both of the Clinics develop their lawyering skills while serving some of the community’s most vulnerable members.

Globally, through the International Human Rights Law Practicum and the Advanced International Human Rights Law Practicum, students work directly to promote international human rights. This work includes investigating and documenting human rights violations, creating legal and policy recommendations, and utilizing international human rights law mechanisms.