Campbell Law students to help host Citizenship Clinic for immigrants on Feb. 25

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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — As part of Campbell Law School‘s Pro Bono Project efforts, members of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (IRRP) have partnered with the North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT), Muslim Women For and Montagnard Human Rights to host a citizenship clinic on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, in downtown Raleigh.

The clinic will help eligible green card holders to fill out the N-400 citizenship application form, and prepare fee waiver requests if they are unable to afford the filing fee. These clinics are offered at no cost to attendees who register in advance. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Carolina Asian Americans Together’s Raleigh office at 711 Hillsborough St.

For those needing immigration assistance, the sign up for the clinic is at this link.

The IRRP allows students the opportunity to work with local immigrant and refugee assistance programs to foster a better understanding of laws and regulations impacting immigrants and refugees, explained Kelly Chauvin ’23, IRRP’s co-manager.

“The N-400 preparation and process is incredibly important, as the granting of citizenship represents a full welcome and a security of having a home that many new citizens have never felt before,” she said. “It is our honor to support access to Justice in this incredibly important life step for so many in our community.” 

Chauvin will be serving at the clinic with other law students and supervising attorneys Allison Chan (NCAAT board member and a partner at Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC), Paul Sloderbeck (former staff attorney at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants), Adriel Orozco (a staff attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center and previous executive director of the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center), Sheila Minihane (Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis PC and the firm’s Immigration Practice Group) and other community partners with experience in the field of immigration law.

“The immigration system is confusing and expensive to navigate, and so this is a really exciting opportunity for Campbell Law students to come alongside community partners and experts to provide a free service for our neighbors by helping to file their citizenship applications,” added Kayla Kirkman ’23, IRRP co-manager.

Campbell Law students who are interested in volunteering at the clinic can sign up at this link.

If you are a not a law student but would like to volunteer to help at the event, please visit this link.


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 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law will celebrate 45 years of graduating legal leaders and a 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.