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Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law: A Course for New Practitioners

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September 17 – November 1, 2018

$450 per person for CLINIC affiliate agencies

$495 per person for other nonprofit agency staff

$575 per person for private attorneys and staff

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Course Outline




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 DOJ accreditation. 

Course Structure

The course starts on September 17 with access to the e-learning course website.  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, Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber. For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber 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) complete an open-book final exam.  You have until November 22 three weeks after the last live webinar in the course, to meet these requirements.


The training is for the staff of non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal staff of private law office.   Note that, all persons seeking to register as staff of a non-profit organization must scan and email a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to

Course registrants may pay by credit card only. Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. 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 first day of the training.

Please provide the full name and a working email address for each individual taking this course.  We will communicate with each registrant via email only, so it is very important that we have the correct name and email address for each registrant listed on the registration form.

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 in our e-learning immigration law courses, and 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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