Texas Law Afghan Asylum Workshop

Students will help asylum seekers from Afghanistan prepare petitions for asylum. Students will work in pairs to interview service recipients to gather information to complete USCIS asylum application forms. Asylum is available to immigrants who have fled their home countries because of persecution and/or torture due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.


Mithoff Pro Bono Program

The Afghan Asylum Workship is an internal project of the Mithoff Pro Bono Program, hosted in partnership with the Texas Law Immigration Clinic.

Project Details

Project Start Date

Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9

Project Time
9:30am - 4pm
Approximate hours of work requested
15 hours
Monday, October 3, 4:30pm-6:30pm (TNH 3.127)
Skills used
Client interviewing; trauma informed interviewing; team work; document preparation
Project location
In person at the law school (various rooms, CCJ)
727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705
Number of student volunteers requested
Class year preference
1L, 2L, 3L, LLM
Required skills
Cultural competency and attention to detail; no knowledge of asylum law, client interviewing, or specific language skills are required, but Dari, Pashto, or Farsi speakers are encouraged to apply.
To Apply
Register at https://asylum10-8-22.eventbrite.com