Stephanie Taylor, Class of '10
The Immigration Clinic places students at the epicenter of the fight for human rights in the U.S.. Part of the Clinic’s work is done at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a prison for immigrant women run by the Corrections Corporation of America. Many of the women at Hutto are asylum seekers who have suffered severe domestic violence and untold brutality in their home countries. Rather than offering a safe haven for these women, the U.S. government locks them up in a former medium security prison. The Clinic gives students the opportunity to face injustice like this head-on. I have become a better lawyer and a better human being because of my time at the Clinic.