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Legal Representation for Cornell Students

Clinical faculty at Cornell Law School will provide-without charge-legal assistance to Cornell students who are denied visas under the Executive Order of Friday, January 27, 2017. Specifically, Cornell Law School faculty will consult with those students about their legal options, represent them if they need to seek waivers from the Order's restrictions, and make themselves available telephonically during student arrivals at U.S. ports of entry.

For assistance, contact Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law, Cornell Law School: email beth.lyon@cornell.edu, call 484-802-3548, or Skype: lyonbeth.

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Beth Lyon, Clinical Professor of Law

A dedicated team of Cornell Law School faculty also will offer legal assistance in the form of representation for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students in potential deportation proceedings, should the need arise. There would be costs associated with this special legal representation service for DACA students, and a legal representative fund will be seeking contributions.

The Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School is a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. They publish law online, and create materials that help people understand the law.

Please click here for more information on Cornell University's immigration order updates and resources.