Appellate Litigation Clinic gets victory in immigration case

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The School of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic won a case before the Board of Immigration Appeals for a client who fled his country when the Russian Supreme Court banned his religion. The immigration judge initially granted the client asylum, but the Department of Homeland Security appealed, arguing that the client was not credible and that the judge should have required corroboration of his religious status in the form of a letter from his congregation. The case was briefed by third-year students Wade H. Barron, C. Daniel Lockaby and Sarah A. Quattrocchi and second-year student Addison Smith.