Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic – Pro Se Guide


The Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic is pleased to announce the release of a new pro se asylum guide. The guide is the first of its kind to provide a step-by-step description of how one can represent themselves in their asylum removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court (the fourth largest immigration court in the country). The guide is interactive and participatory, explaining how pro se asylum seekers can take helpful and affirmative steps to prepare for their (non-detained) merits hearings.

The guide, created and written by law students under the supervision of Jayashri Srikantiah and Lisa Weissman-Ward, was produced on behalf of Centro Legal de la Raza (Oakland, CA) and Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto (East Palo Alto, CA).

The guides (available in English and Spanish) can be found here:

English: SF-EOIR-Defensive-Asylum-Pro-Se-Guide_ENGLISH_FINAL.pdf

Spanish:SF-EOIR-Defensive-Asylum-Pro-Se-Guide_SPANISH_FINAL.pdf
Student blog post describing the process: https://law.stanford.edu/2017/05/24/immigrants-rights-clinic-students-create-unique-guide-for-pro-se-asylum-seekers/