National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Cornell Law School Clinical Programs

  • Location:
    Myron Taylor Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853
  • Phone:
    (607) 254-5186
  • Fax:
    (607) 255-3269
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Cornell Law School's Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic handles appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals on behalf of immigrants seeking asylum and similar relief. The law school's Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic handles immigration and employment matters on behalf of farmworkers, primarily in upstate New York. There is no charge for obtaining legal advice or assistance from these programs, but space is limited and some of the clinics only operate one semester per year.

Counties served: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Onondaga, Ontario, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins
Detention Facilities Served: Buffalo Federal Detention Facility (NY)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, 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 before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP)
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, 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, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Languages spoken depend on the student participants each year.