Campbell, Elon law school students to help Ukrainian immigrants on March 2

Photo of a gavel lying on a book that says Immigration Law on the cover

RALEIGH – Campbell Law School students are partnering with Church World Service and Elon Law School to hold a Ukrainian Humanitarian Immigration Clinic on Saturday, March 2, for immigrants, their families and community activists interested in learning more about the process.  

The Campbell Law’s pro bono Immigration and Refugee Rights Project (IRRP) and Elon’s Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic event is open to the public and will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the law school in downtown Raleigh. 

“We are facilitating applications for both Humanitarian re-parole and Temporary Protected Status for Ukrainians,” said Kelly Chauvin Kramarenko ‘24, one of the leaders of the project, who was the inspiration for a similar clinic held at the law school in March 2022. “U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the Parole requirements this week, and we are updating our information and providing this service immediately to the public.

Ten Elon Law students have received training and are expected to attend the clinic that “could help up to 100 immigrants, according to the population served by our local partners,” Kramarenko added.

The clinic will start with an informational session outlining eligibility and then individuals will choose which applications they wish to receive assistance with, if any.  

Local attorneys and experts in the field of refugee issues will be on hand to help supervise the law students as they assist in giving local Ukrainian immigrants not only aid that they qualify for, but to also assist their families in making decisions on United States humanitarian law.  

Three different types of immigration assistance will be available:

  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Humanitarian Re-Parole
  • Employment Authorization

“We are grateful to our partners, the local bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Carolinas and Campbell Law for their support in providing this service,” Kramarenko said. 

As part of the law school’s Pro Bono Projects, IRRP works with local immigrants and refugees to help gain a better understanding of laws and regulations that impact immigrants and refugees.

Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. AILA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, voluntary bar association that provides continuing legal education, professional services, information, and expertise to more than 16,000 attorneys who practice and teach immigration law.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,800 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.