Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic

Students in the Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) represent immigrants and their organizations in court, before administrative agencies, and in the legislature. IRC is based at New Haven Legal Assistance, a historic nonprofit civil legal services office whose mission is to secure justice for and to protect the rights of those residents of New Haven County unable to engage legal counsel. The clinic is a legal resource for immigrant communities and their organizations. Through their advocacy and coursework, students in the clinic learn to practice as legal services lawyers representing immigrants and their organizations. 

Ben Haldeman and Diana Blank supervise the clinic.

Ways to Engage

LSO Clinic
Our Clinics

Yale Law School offers more than 30 clinics that provide students with hands-on, practical experience in the law on a diverse range of subject matters.

YLS classroom

Yale Law School offers a suite of innovative simulation courses based on real-world case studies.

Centers and Workshops

Yale Law School enhances the intellectual life of its academic community by sponsoring a variety of centers, programs, and workshops, inspired by the interests of its faculty and students.