Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),

Chief Counsel Office


Location: Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building, 1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 3001, Cleveland, Ohio 44199

Credits: 4 or 6 Credit Hours for Fall or Spring Term

Prerequisites: RCC; minimum GPA 2.50; completion of at least 29 credit hours; background investigation by the Agency; and approval from managing attorney.

Externship placement is in the Cleveland office of the Chief Counsel, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This externship is available fall, spring, and summer terms. Students will be introduced to a range of activities and types of cases, including appeals, handled by the Chief Counsel Office.

The Chief Counsel Office represents the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in alien removal and deportation proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which includes the Immigration Court in Cleveland, Ohio and the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia.  Students will be introduced to the entire immigration court process, grounds of removability and relief from removal.  Students will observe court hearings, perform research, answer motions, draft exhibits, and draft appellate briefs.

Students may register for 4 credits (16 hours per week) or 6 credits (24 hours per week) in the fall or spring terms.  Students in this externship also participate in an Externship Seminar conducted at the law school by the externship faculty supervisor. Graded Pass/Fail

Interested students must contact Office of Career Planning, LB 137 in the Student Services Center,216-687-6871,  An Externship application, signed by Career Planning and student,  a resume and writing sample submitted for consideration through Symplcity.  Please submit at least 4 to 8 weeks in advance of term to allow for timely completion of the background investigation.  The ICE Deputy Chief Counsel will make the final selection of students.