UCLA School of Law’s Asylum Clinic

9/15/2014; 11 minutes

In what must be one of the most unusual classes offered at UCLA, a group of 10 law students hold in their hands the fate of people who have found their way to the United States after being persecuted by their governments. These survivors of torture and trauma now fear for their lives if they are forced to return home. For the students in the School of Law's Asylum Clinic, it's a heavy responsibility to shoulder as they work for months to prepare their client for this one chance at being granted asylum — a hearing at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Los Angeles Asylum Office in Anaheim. (#28685)

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