Elon University School of Law Humaitarian Immigration Law Clinic

  • NC


201 N. Greene St.
United States

About Us

Elon Law prepares students to be exceptional lawyers through a rigorous core curriculum, a leadership program that equips students to address regional, national and global challenges, and an engaged learning approach to legal education that emphasizes innovative teaching in the classroom and an array of field-based experiences outside the classroom.

The law school's clinical education programs include the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, which was established in December of 2010, allowing students under the supervision of law faculty to provide free legal services to low-income refugees and asylum seekers in North Carolina. HILC serves the dual purpose of ensuring access to valuable legal serves by a vulnerable population, as well as providing practical skills training to law students. Among the benefits processes that the clinic represents clients with are applications for asylum, permanent residence, naturalization, humanitarian parole, and family reunification. Under the supervision of law faculty, Elon Law students manage all aspects of refugee and asylee cases, meeting with clients, performing intake interviews, analyzing cases for legal remedy, gathering evidence, drafting and filing applications and briefs, and maintaining client correspondence. Students also observe and participate in hearings before federal administrative agencies and courts. During its inaugural year, the clinic served 600+ individuals from more than 40 different countries worldwide.