The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic
The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) is a community-based collaboration of Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Homeboy Industries Inc., and Dolores Mission Church. LIJC’s dual-pronged mission is to advance the rights of the indigent immigrant population in East Los Angeles through direct legal services, education, and community empowerment, while teaching law students effective immigrants’ rights lawyering skills in a real world setting. LIJC focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with an emphasis on immigrants with certain immigration and criminal complications who reside in the East Los Angeles area.
The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) usually accepts applications during March of each academic year. Participation in this full year course satisfies LLS' Pro Bono Requirement, exposes students to the lawyering and advocacy skills necessary to be an effective immigrants’ rights attorney and teaches students about both substantive and procedural law as it relates to live client cases. View the For Students, in the sidebar, and check Symplicity on March 14, 2019 for application procedures.
Above: Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic client Esmeralda and clinical law student Alejandro Barajas '15 describe Esmeralda's odyssey from undocumented immigrant to Green Card holder.
Giving to the Clinic
Gifts to LIJC help students continue to serve immigrants in need.