Hofstra Law

Youth Advocacy Clinic

Professor Theo LiebmannAttorney-in-Charge
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Students

Youth Advocacy Clinic students learn the facets of client advocacy through the challenging experience of representing immigrant children and youth in Family Court and Immigration Court.

YAC clients typically come to the United States to escape abusive home environments, extreme poverty, or violence in their communities. YAC students are expected to advocate vigorously for their clients to ensure that courts provide them with safe and stable placements, to defend them from deportation, and to obtain lawful immigration status on their behalf. Students engage in all aspects of the practice, including client counseling, fact investigation, legal research, motion practice, written applications, and full trials and hearings.