What We Do
Prepare T visas, U visas, or asylum applications (immigration relief for foreign trafficked victims) and represent clients in non-adversarial hearings before administrative bodies
Litigate cases, which includes tasks such as drafting civil complaints against traffickers,
preparing clients and witnesses to testify in asylum cases before an immigration judge, or seeking a predicate order in family court for special immigrant juveniles
Conduct investigative activities, such as working with state and county enforcement agencies to assist in the regulation of sexually oriented businesses, assisting in the investigation of potential violators, and issuing cease and desist letters leading to potential injunctive lawsuits
Raise awareness through CLE seminars for fellow students and legal community to educate and motivate others in the fight against human trafficking.
Why We Selected This Clinic
Central to the clinic’s activities is aiding children: those who were forced into prostitution or labor by human traffickers, those who were abandoned in this country by their parents, and those who came here themselves to escape danger in their native countries.
The vulnerable clients who seek our assistance cannot be helped by traditional legal aid offices because of federal funding restrictions. Their cases present opportunities for students to hone lawyering skills in a variety of venues — in state court, in federal agency hearings, and in federal court.