Immigration Appeals Clinic

About

Mercer Law has one of the first Immigration Appeals clinics in the state of Georgia and in the Southeast. Through the Immigration Appeals Clinic, students work on real-life asylum appeals. Students directly help clients who would otherwise have no legal representation in the complex immigration appeals process.  

Professor Scott Titshaw, who practiced immigration law and served as chair of the Georgia/Alabama Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), supervises the clinic. 

Skills 

Students draft legal documents involved in immigration appeals, gaining experience in how to develop a compelling factual narrative and how to make effective arguments regarding points of law.  The clinic files appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, D.C.

 

“The opportunity to work on real-world cases and make a difference in someone’s life was an incredible and unique opportunity. We had the opportunity to meet experts in the field who gave us great advice for our cases. The clinic also taught me how to work with clients with a language barrier and how to approach helping clients in detention.”  Kimberly Mimbs, class of 2021