E-learning Course: Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law: A Course for New Practitioners


January 17, 2017 – March 3, 2017

$575 per person for private attorneys and staff

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Through a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, CLINIC affiliates and nonprofit agency staff may be eligible to register for this course without fee. Click here for more information


Course Outline (PDF)

If you want to learn immigration law and are ready for an accelerated e-learning experience, register for CLINIC’s Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

This intensive six-week e-learning course provides immigration law advocates and new practitioners with an overview of core immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective practitioner and establish the training background to support an application for BIA accreditation. 


Course Structure

The course starts on January 17, 2017 with access to the e-learning course website.  The first webinar will be held on the 24th.  Each week of the course includes two units, and each unit focuses on a specific theme.  Each of the 12 units will 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 course 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 required to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. This course has an accelerated pace, including two 90-minute webinars each week, as well as self-directed learning activities to support each course unit. Overall, a course 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, you will also need to devote additional time for study and review as you take 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.


Course Instructors

The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Ilissa Mira, Susan Schreiber, and Charles Wheeler. For questions about the course content, please contact Ilissa Mira at imira@cliniclegal.org.


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) successfully complete an open-book final exam.  You have until March 24, 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) trainings. E-learning participants are eligible to claim 1.5 hours of MCLE credits per webinar for the webinar component of our e-learning immigration law courses. 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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