Immigration Externship Program Honored by New York City Council

Winter 2012

The New York City Council recognized Columbia Law School’s Immigration Defense Externship program this past spring with a proclamation during the city’s Immigration Heritage Week. Students participating in the externship work with attorneys from The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit on projects that provide direct representation and counseling to immigrants facing deportation. “Their victories, large and small, have impacted countless New Yorkers in individual cases and in the groundbreaking legal precedent they set,” Council Member Daniel Dromm, chair of the council’s committee on immigration, said of the program.