Students at Boesche Legal Clinic Producing Results
Friday, April 01, 2011
Law students at the TU College of Law’s Boesche Legal Clinic, under the leadership of Professor Elizabeth McCormick, continue to produce meaningful, real world results for clients seeking help through the Immigrant Rights Project, by which non-citizens receive legal assistance in immigration matters.
Law students Meghan King, Lindsey Christopher, Eric Reynolds, Pedro Mari, Amy Gioletti, Lenora Gulley, Hans Lehr, and Matt Williams have recently seen their hard work pay off for their clients.
A Pakistani human rights worker targeted by the Taliban has been granted asylum. Two Mexican victims of violent crimes were granted U Visas, a special visa for crime victims who provide assistance to law enforcement, enabling the clients to remain in the United States. And a Mexican client was granted relief under the Violence Against Women Act, saving her years of delay waiting for an immigrant visa and putting her on the path to becoming a U.S. citizen.
A great amount of work – meeting with clients, interviewing witnesses, conducting fact investigation and legal research, and representation of clients at interviews and hearings – by these students has resulted in opportunities for better lives for their clients. In the process, these students have gained valuable experience that will serve them well in their professional lives.