“Colorado Law has produced some of the nation’s leaders in the immigration field, and we have a fantastic immigration bar that is very supportive to students and new practitioners. Whether you are interested in helping cutting-edge technology companies retain talent, or helping vulnerable people flee persecution, Colorado provides a number of opportunities to get involved in this emerging field.”
—Brad J. Hendrick ('02)
Attorney at Law
Caplan and Earnest LLC and AILA Colorado Chapter President
"Whether through impactful service opportunities, fascinating keynote lectures, or hands-on educational experiences, the Immigration and Citizenship Law Program serves as a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to students. The program imparts essential knowledge and skills for us to better serve immigrant communities and prepares us for meaningful work in this intricate and dynamic field of law." —Emma Caroll ('22), President, Immigration Law and Policy Society
Immigration Law and Policy Society
The Immigration Law and Policy Society (ILPS) seeks to raise awareness and generate discussion on domestic immigration issues. ILPS also serves as a database for immigration-related events happening in the area and provides students with a space to network with practicing immigration attorneys and learn about potential job opportunities. For more information or to join the student organization, visit the ILPS TWEN and ILPS Facebook webpages or contact ILPS President Emma Caroll ('22).
Colorado Immigration Scholars Network
The Colorado Immigration Scholars Network consists of faculty from Colorado colleges and universities. It sponsors lectures, workshops, and conferences for published and in-progress research relating to immigration. For more information, please contact Edelina Burciaga, CU Denver, Ming Hsu Chen, Colorado Law, Rebecca Galemba, Cesar Garcia Hernandez, DU Law, DU Latin America Center, Lisa Martinez, University of Denver, Fernando Riosmena, CU Boulder. To join the firstname.lastname@example.org list-serve, please contact Rebecca Galemba.
Mesa Roundtable Works-in-Progress Series - contact Lisa Martinez, University of Denver and Fernando Riosmena, CU Boulder.
Citizenship and Equality Colloquium Series - contact Ming Hsu Chen, CU Law
Crimmigration Law & Policy Series - contact Cesar Garcia-Hernandez, DU Law
CU Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic
The Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic offers law students the opportunity to appear in both criminal and immigration court in defense of non-citizen clients. In the criminal context, law students represent clients who have been charged with misdemeanors in Boulder County, assisting them with bond hearings, motions hearing and trial. It also files affirmative applications for immigration relief, assisting recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), immigrant victims of crime and asylum seekers.
Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Center for Inclusion and Social Change
Supports students in the exploration of their identities and creates a welcoming space on campus that supports academic and personal growth
Scholars Strategy Network
Colorado SSN was launched in 2016 to bring together engaged scholars statewide. Members are interested in conducting policy-relevant research in the areas of health care, gentrification and urban planning, social inequality, and immigrant and refugee well-being. For more information, contact Edelina Burciaga and Jennifer Greenfield.