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Legal Representation for Cornell Students

Through the Law School's new Migration and Human Rights Program, clinical faculty at Cornell Law School will provide - without charge - legal assistance to Cornell students who are affected by the ongoing changes in immigration law. 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 immigrationhelp@cornell.edu, or call the Clinic at 607-255-4196. In an emergency, you can text or call Beth Lyon, Clinical Professor of Law, at 484-802-3548, or Skype: lyonbeth, and Estelle McKee, at 607-280-7665.

A dedicated team of Cornell Law School faculty also will offer legal assistance in the form of know your rights information representation for undocumented students, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students, and former DACA students in immigration proceedings, should the need arise. There will be costs associated with this special legal representation service for Cornell students, and a legal representation fund is 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.