Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Fatma Marouf receives a Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant in the amount of $20,000 to support a project that would expand the experiential learning opportunities offered by the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Texas A&M School of Law.fatma-marouf-website-4

The project has three components, all of which promote interdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students studying law, medicine, psychology and social work. The components are:

(1) Expand access to legal assistance for detained immigrants and involve medical and mental health providers in advocating for their release;

(2) Train students in health-related fields to perform medical and mental health evaluations of asylum seekers and other vulnerable populations; and

(3) Support the law school’s new Medical-Legal Partnership with Cook Children’s Health Care System by providing much-needed immigration expertise on issues that impact patient care.

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Marouf is a professor of law and the director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic. The Immigrant Rights Clinic engages law students in direct representation of immigrants before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. Courts of Appeals. Representation focuses on deportation defense, particularly for individuals in immigration detention, as well as affirmative filings for survivors of crimes and abuse.