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Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

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Sept. 16 – Oct. 31, 2019

Course Opens: Sept. 16
First Webinar: Sept. 23
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The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Sept. 15, 2019

CLINIC Affiliates: $450 per person
Other Nonprofit Staff: $495 
Private Attorneys and Staff: $575 

Other Fees: 

Administrative Charge: All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.  Please note that CLINIC can only issue refunds for an e-learning course until one week prior to the course opening date.

Course Instructors 

The trainers for this course are members of CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support section:

  • Sarah Bronstein, Senior Attorney
  • Susan Schreiber, Managing Attorney

For questions about the course content, please contact


Course Description

Immigration law is often described as one of the most complicated areas of practice in the United States. How can new and aspiring practitioners learn the necessary immigration law and skills to be effective advocates for their clients? CLINIC’s Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law e-learning course provides an overview of core immigration law concepts and legal skills to enable new practitioners to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law and gain the training background necessary to support an application for Department of Justice accreditation. 


Course Structure

The course opens on Sept. 16 with access to the e-learning website. Each week, participants will have two units to complete that focus on separate themes.  All 12 units consist of a live webinar and a set of self-directed activities, which include readings, exercises and a quiz. The webinars will be recorded, allowing students the flexibility to work the sessions into their busy schedules. The course is interactive, with opportunities for online and real-time discussion among students, and between students and instructors. The course concludes with an open-book final exam that students have three weeks to complete.


Who Should Take This Course?

This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment needed to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. The course has an accelerated pace with two 90-minute webinars each week, as well as each unit’s self-directed learning activities. Overall, a participant should expect to spend between eight and ten hours each week to attend or listen to recordings of the weekly webinars and complete the corresponding course activities. At the conclusion of the six-week course, participants will also need to devote additional time to study and review for the open-book final exam. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law.

If you are a government employee, you may not register for this training without prior authorization from CLINIC. You may request permission to register by contacting CLINIC at


Course Completion Requirements

Course participants will receive a course completion certificate if they (a) attend or view recordings of each of the twelve course webinars; (b) complete each unit quiz; and (c) receive a passing grade on the open-book final exam.  You have until Nov. 21, three weeks after the last live webinar in the course, to meet these requirements.


CLE for Attorney Participants

CLINIC is authorized by the State Bar of California to provide minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) training.  If you are a California attorney, you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits for each live webinar you attend in our e-learning immigration law courses. To receive MCLE credit, please provide your state bar number when you register for each live webinar.  You may seek self-study CLE credit for viewing any recorded webinars posted on the course website.  If you are an attorney licensed in another state, please check with your state bar to determine whether this training qualifies for MCLE credit.

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