October 31, 2013
A recent article covering the rapid growth of immigration law practice in the National Jurist magazine
highlighted Pitt Law's own Immigration Law Clinic and extensively quoted Pitt Law Professor Sheila Vélez Martínez.
The article by National Jurist writer David Ogul states that those interested in the immigration law field should "go beyond the routine before they graduate" by exploring valuable comprehensive immigration law clinics such as the one provided by Pitt Law.
"Legal clinics provide valuable hands-on experience to students," Professor Vélez Martínez says in the article. "They also allow students to network with practitioners in the area, with the agencies and with the court."
Ogul highlights in the article that at the University of Pittsburgh clinic, students perofrm all aspects of case prepration, including interviewing clients, writing pleadings, appearing in immigration court, appearing before administrative agencies and managing post-relief issues.
Read the rest of the National Jurist article here
. Students interested in the Immigration Law Clinic can visit the Immigration Law Clinic page
on the Pitt Law website.