The Boston University School of Law Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Program, launched in July 2017, combines BU Law’s nationally recognized Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and the Human Trafficking Clinic into an integrated, novel clinical program. In the only program of its kind nationally, students represent non-citizens facing deportation and survivors of human trafficking, persecution, and torture. Law students participate in a seminar led by experienced faculty that challenges them to consider the intersections between immigrants’ rights and human trafficking. In addition to providing pro bono legal representation, students work on systemic projects aimed at improving legal responses and providing new, creative models to address emerging challenges in the immigrants’ rights and human trafficking fields. Students elect to participate in one of two concentrations–immigrants’ rights or human trafficking—for a rich year-long experience. For more about us, read our FAQs below.

We warmly welcome all applicants and remind students that Boston University policy prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status, and acts in conformity with all applicable state and federal laws. This policy extends to academic programs, including School of Law’s Clinics, Practicums, and Externships. The Program works with students and BU’s Office of Disability & Access Services to arrange reasonable accommodations as appropriate.

Students Take the Following Courses

Human Trafficking Concentration



Immigrants’ Rights Concentration





Recent Clinic Advocacy Work

Student Testimonials

Hear from students fighting for immigrants’ rights and to combat trafficking.

People march carrying a banner that reads, "Greeks and refugees common struggle against racism, war and poverty."

Support Our Work

Supporting the Immigrants’ Rights & Human Trafficking program has an immediate impact on our students and on the vulnerable communities they represent. Even a small gift can make an enormous difference.

A gift of $100 will fund a visit by law students to an unrepresented immigrant in detention.A gift of $500 will fund law students to provide a Know Your Rights presentation in the local community.A gift of $5,000 will sponsor an Immigrants’ Rights & Human Trafficking Program event on campus to raise awareness about legal challenges faced by immigrants and survivors of human trafficking. For more information about giving, please contact Zachary Dubin, Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations.

Make a Gift Today

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