Spend a semester working with other students to support lawyers from the Michigan Immigration Rights Center who work on asylum cases here in Michigan. Under faculty supervision, students will deepen their understanding of immigration law and policy, develop historical and legal research skills, and explore the history of violence and migration in Central America since the 1980s through work on real-life asylum cases. They will also learn to summarize and translate historical texts, research effective legal arguments, and contribute to developing a national research database for use in asylum cases. This class is ideal for students who are eager to work conscientiously and ethically with others in teams. Instructor permission required.