Pepperdine Law Immigration Clinic to provide pro bono representation to students

February 17, 2017 | By Alexa Brown— Among several initiatives from the university president’s office, the School of Law Legal Clinics have launched the Pepperdine Law Immigration Clinic to provide pro bono, limited scope legal representation to Pepperdine students who are affected by DACA, recent Executive Orders and other enforcement actions. This representation is limited to basic advice, counsel, and referrals for students with questions and concerns about their visas, residency status, documentation, international travel, and immigration matters. These clients will be Pepperdine students who are Dreamers, undocumented immigrants, or international students holding passports from affected nations.

While this will not be a clinical course for credit, we are seeking student volunteers who may earn pro bono credit supporting this project. The supervising attorneys are Professors Jeff Baker, Tanya Cooper, Isai Cortez, and Brittany Stringfellow-Otey. Work loads and time commitments will depend on specific client matters and may include basic research, case evaluation, and opinion letters for clients. The supervising attorneys are essentially on-call for these clients without regular hours for this project, so student volunteers will be essentially on-call to support the supervising attorneys as need arises.

If you would like to volunteer for this initiative for pro bono hours, please email any of these professors to discuss the project.

If you are a student in need of these limited scope services, please email any of these professors or Professor Steve Schultz.