Our Immigration and Farmworker Project was launched during the Fall 2018 semester. Students enrolled in the project learn important legal advocacy skills while assisting immigrants and agricultural workers who face employment barriers, such as undocumented status, lack of housing and lack of healthcare. In addition to helping clients attain lawful immigration status and the proper employment authorization documents, students conduct community outreach to educate immigrants and agricultural workers of their rights, and engage in legal reform through legislative and administrative advocacy.
In collaboration with the University of Florida, professors from UF and FSU team-teach the students in the project from both law schools in real time. The unique collaboration allows us to serve a larger geographic area. Clinical Professor Darby Kerrigan Scott directs the project.