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Northwestern School of Law - Bluhm Legal Clinic

  • Location:
    375 E. Chicago Ave
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Phone:
    (312) 503-8576
  • Fax:
    (312) 503-8977
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law provides supervised student representation to clients. The Clinic primarily represents unaccompanied immigrant children and youth (ages 18-24) who live within the jurisdiction of the Chicago Immigration Court.

State served: Illinois

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Igbo, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Serves immigrant juvenile detention centers. Some services are contingent upon eligibility for other services. Can also serve all counties within the jurisdiction of the Chicago immigration court.