Legal Writing, Advanced: Immigration

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

This course will be taught in person but with the option of remote participation via Zoom.

In this course, students will practice distilling immigration arguments into the persuasive and pleasant-to-read prose necessary for successful advocacy. Documents to be produced, edited, and/or studied may include client declarations, legal memos, trial and appellate briefs, and others. Students will learn to draft for the various audiences an immigration practitioner will encounter, including clients, agency officials, trial and appellate judges, non-immigration lawyers, and the public.  Through peer-editing, students will become more empathetic writers and more skilled self-editors. 

This 2-credit class meets once each week. There is no midterm or final exam. It will be graded Pass/Fail.



Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 6:25 - 8:15 pm TNH 3.125
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement


  • No materials required