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Loyola University College of Law - Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice

  • Location:
    7214 St. Charles Avenue
    Box 902
    New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Phone:
    (504) 861-5595
  • Fax:
    (504) 861-5532
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law provides low-income and indigent clients with student representation under the supervision of Clinic Professor.

State served: Louisiana

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Habeas Corpus, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Criminal Appeals
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Some services are reserved for existing clients only.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 1
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, JRS

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Hiroko Kusuda
(504) 861-5595
Last contact date: February 21, 2018
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IAN Members? No
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