About the IRC

The Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) of Washington Square Legal Services, Inc., at NYU Law School, is a leading institution in both local and national struggles for immigrant rights. Our students engage in direct legal representation of immigrants and community organizations in litigation at the agency, federal court, and where necessary Supreme Court level, and in immigrant rights campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Each student, along with a student partner, will typically have the opportunity to represent both an individual or a set of individuals in litigation (such as a removal proceeding or appeal, detention litigation, or a civil suit) as well as a community organization in a campaign (such an organizing project or legislative campaign). We choose our docket in consultation with our community partners and engage in work that is responsive to community needs. Students have direct responsibility for these cases and the opportunity to build their understanding of legal practice and the field of immigrant rights law and organizing.

Students interested in applying to IRC should visit the application/course description page for more information.

Faculty and Staff

Alina Das '05, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law
Co-Director & Supervising Attorney, IRC
Nancy Morawetz '81, Professor of Clinical Law
Co-Director & Supervising Attorney, IRC
Noelia Rodriguez, Clinic Assistant


Class of 2013-14

Immigrant Rights Clinic

Dan Abdul-Malak
Zach Dorado
Tsion Gurmu
Antonia House
Rebecca Hufstader
Jehan Laner
Tianyin Luo
Dan Malak
Hannah McDermott
Sean McMahon
Juan Camilo Mendez Guzman
Etan Newman
Luis Angel Reyes Savalza
Cris Santos 
Colin Stroud
Advanced Immigrant Rights Clinic
Cesar Francia Rivero
Leila Kang
Kendal Nystedt
Amy Pont
Jesse Rockoff
Jessica Rofe