Immigration Summer Legal Corps

Low-income immigrants across the U.S. face challenges to accessing legal services, including language barriers, lack of right to counsel, and a shortage of lawyers who understand how to navigate the ever-changing maze of immigration laws. Without access to a qualified lawyer, immigrants are often forced to seek the help of predatory immigration service providers, or represent themselves in court.

The Immigration Summer Legal Corps (ISLC) supports 20 dedicated law students who want to expand legal services and resources for low-income immigrants in need of assistance. Student Fellows spend eight-to-ten weeks hosted at legal services organizations developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience by:

  • providing direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing
  • engaging in community outreach and education
  • building capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions

The Immigration Summer Legal Corps is not accepting student applications for the summer of 2021.


If you have questions about the Immigration Summer Legal Corps, please review this website or send an email to [email protected].


Host Organizations

Take a look at the full list of LSC-funded organizations that are hosting Student Fellows for the Summer of 2020.

View ISLC Host Organizations

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RSLC allowed me to return to my community and provide vital legal services after Hurricane Harvey.

Ana Laurel /
2018 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow