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Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic Group

Over the course of four years, teams of students participating in Minnesota Law’s Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic (FILC) have twice found themselves advocating before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for the procedural due process rights of the same client. Each time not only did the student team win the appeal, but the court also issued precedent-setting decisions protecting the procedural rights of other immigrants. Because the lengthy litigation proceeded over years, multiple “generations” of Minnesota Law students enrolled in the clinic had a hand in the victory. (Read story.)

“Beyond the impact to our client, which is paramount, this case is ultimately so meaningful to me because it involves so many generations of clinic students. It brings to the fore how much of a family FILC creates and the impact that it has in training new generations of lawyers to do this very impactful work.”

—Assisting visiting professor of clinical law Nadia Anguiano-Wehde ’17

The Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic is one of four immigration clinics offered at Minnesota Law through its James H. Binger Center for New Americans. Cases from the clinic have gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Immigrations is one of the many legal areas that students can pursue at Minnesota Law with its strong academic and experiential offerings. Students can focus their learning through one of our 11 legal concentrations or chart their own paths. No matter what your area of interest, you’ll find opportunities to explore it at Minnesota Law.