We are excited to announce the launch of a new Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School. The new clinic, which will take on its first cases for the fall 2015 semester, is being funded by the state legislature through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice. It will be directed by Professor Sarah Rogerson, who successfully launched the Immigration Project at the law school three years ago in conjunction with the New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Professor Rogerson has worked tirelessly to secure state funding for the new clinic, through which students will provide much-needed free legal help to immigrants in the Capital Region on cases of domestic violence, protection of minors, deportation, detention and U-Visa applications.
As we see in the news every day, immigration law is a significant issue across the nation, and the Capital Region is no exception. The Immigration Law Clinic will provide essential legal help for our communities while also giving students a wonderful opportunity for practical, hands-on training. Congratulations to Professor Sarah Rogerson and the rest of our award-winning Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center team!