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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Center for Immigrants’ Rights?

The Center for Immigrants’ Rights is the immigration law clinic at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. At the Center, students produce practitioner toolkits, and primers of national impact on behalf of client organizations. Working in teams, students build professional relationships with government and nongovernmental policymakers, academics, individual clients, and others.

How many students will be selected?

Enrollment in the center is limited to six to eight students.

Where is the center located?

The Center operates primarily at 329 Innovation Park, Suite 118 in State College, PA. A small office also operates out of the Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, PA. Students will be accepted from both campus locations.

What kind of commitment is expected in the Center for Immigrants’ Rights?

Students are expected to commit between 18 to 24 hours per week plus an additional weekly classroom component.

Are there any prerequisites?

Asylum or Refugee Law or Immigration Law is a pre-requisite/co-requisite for enrollment. Students with a background and/or experience in immigration law and policy will be given preference.  

How do I apply?

Enrollment will be limited. Interested students should submit an  [Restricted Content Icon] online application. If students have any questions they should feel free to contact Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, phone (814) 865-3823, or just stop by her office at 329 Building, Suite 118, State College, PA 16803.