April 03, 2017

(From L to R: Robbie Cain, Borris Wang, Dean Delasalas, Don Mooers, Latena Hazard, and Larisa Traub)

On Monday, March 27, CUA Law students in Adjunct Professor Donald Mooers' Immigration Law: Employment, Family, and Naturalization course gathered at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus in Maryland for an immigration practicum. The practicum, organized entirely by CUA Law students under Professor Mooers' supervision, featured individual clinical sessions, staffed by law students and supervising attorneys, aimed at assisting Montgomery College students with answers to their immigration and visa status questions. CUA Law students also led a series of presentations that addressed current issues affecting the student community at Montgomery College. Topics raised during the event included Naturalization, Work Visas, Family-Based Green Cards, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issues, Special Immigrant Juvenile status, and Asylum.

Stephen Chema, CUA Law Class of 2005, participated as a supervising attorney and commented on the level of professionalism and commitment to community service displayed by Professor Mooers' students: "I was highly impressed with the skills CUA's students put on display... In each individual session that I was involved with, the law student did an excellent job of intake, issue spotting, and analyzing the legal questions posed to them by [Montgomery College] students. In addition to getting a chance to practice their developing legal skills in immigration law in a supervised setting, [CUA Law] students also rendered a very valuable service to the [Montgomery College] student community."