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


April 3, 2017 – May 18,  2017

$575 per person for private attorneys and staff

CLINIC affiliates and nonprofit agency staff may be eligible to register for this course without fee.


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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 DOJ accreditation. 


Course Structure

The course starts on April 3, 2017 with access to the e-learning course website. The first webinar will be held on the 10th.  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, Jen Riddle, and Susan Schreiber.  For questions about the course content, please contact Susan Schreiber at sschreiber@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) complete an open-book final exam.  You have until June 8, 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 offices. Note that if you work with a CLINIC affiliate or other nonprofit agency, you may be eligible for free registration.  Please use the link at the top of this flier to find out if you qualify and how to apply.   Note that all persons seeking to register as staff of a non-profit organization must upload a copy of their IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating their agency as a nonprofit entity in the application form.

Course registrants from private law offices 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) 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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