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Enrichment Opportunities

In addition to the required coursework, faculty would provide a number of enrichment opportunities to students in the Program.

  • Speakers’ Series

The Certificate Program will work with Loyola’s Jesuit Social Research Institute and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center to sponsor speakers of interest to students in the program. Examples of speakers include practicing immigration lawyers, immigration and citizenship scholars, immigration court judges, organizations who work with immigrant communities, and immigrant advocates. This past spring Loyola featured a presentation on asylum adjudication by Georgetown Professor Andrew Schoenholtz and this year will host a visit by Karen Musalo, Bank of America Foundation Chair in International Law, at UC Hastings College of Law, a world renounced scholar and litigator on gender based asylum claims.

  • Summer Internships

The Program intends to work with Loyola’s Jesuit Social Research Institute and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center to sponsor students for internships in immigration practice in public interest settings, immigration court, immigrant advocacy groups or with organizations who are conducting research in immigration law and policy.

  • Film Series

The program will provide an annual film series for certificate students but open to the law school and university community to explore immigration issues in the national and global community.

  • Skills Courses

The program will work with Professor Christine Cerniglia Brown, Adjunct Professor Gasparian, and Catholic Charities to provide skills courses.  Currently, students can earn one skills credit by taking Immigration and Nationality Law.