Immigration Appeals Clinic
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.
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.