College of Law

Immigration Clinic


Since 2000, East Tennessee has doubled its foreign-born population, resulting in an increased need for legal representation for low-income immigrants. UT Law’s Immigration Clinic offers free legal assistance in immigration matters to clients who meet income eligibility requirements. Students work with their clients and argue their cases before the immigration court in Memphis. Student will engage in client counseling and interviews, fact investigation, legal research, preparation of affidavits, writing legal arguments, and submitting applications for immigration benefits.

The clinic offers six credits for the one-semester program. The prerequisite for the course is Evidence. Space is limited, so register early.


Immigration Clinic
University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1810

Professor Karla McKanders
Phone: 865-974-5710
Fax: 865-974-6782

EJW Legal Fellow Valeria Gomez
Phone: 865-974-6789

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