Directed by Professor Erika Nyborg-Burch
FIRC, located in Tallahassee, represents immigrant and farmworker clients in Northern Florida, focusing on low-income clients who are seeking humanitarian relief in removal proceedings. Clinical students take the lead in all aspects of client cases, including interviewing, counseling, and fact development; conducting legal research and developing case theory; preparing witnesses to testify; and advocating before agencies and courts. Through the Tallahassee-based clinic, students also engage in community education projects and advocate for the rights of immigrants and farmworkers in the North Florida community, often in collaboration with community partners.
In addition to fieldwork, students participate in a seminar where they learn substantive immigration and labor law, develop advocacy and lawyering skills, form collaborative relationships with their peers, analyze the social and political context of their fieldwork, and reflect on their roles as lawyers and advocates.
Students – How to Apply for Enrollment
1. Register for the Farmworker & Immigration Rights Clinic course through your myFSU portal.
2. Fill out this simple form
3. There are no pre-requisites
4. CLI status not required
5. Open to all students beginning the summer after 1L year
Clients/Clientes – How to Apply for Legal Services/Para Solicitar Servicios Legales
1. Call/Llamar al 850.644.9928
2. Email/Correo electrónico Erika Nyborg-Burch, firstname.lastname@example.org