Elective Rotation: Asylum Evaluation and Human Rights
1) Asylum evaluations on Mondays with Lucia plus 1-2 half days to complete the write up. Will also need to do about 1hr of prep work reading the declaration ahead of time. The first one is a shadow and learning experience. Residents must commit to doing a second one and doing the write up if they want to begin this process. These interview normally take 4-6 hours to complete and the writeups around 3-5 in spurts (with edits etc.).
2) Visits to the San Francisco Immigration court. Cases can last one to four hours (or more). Arrange through Lucia and the Robert B Jobe Law Office. It’s an incredible experience that gives perspective to what we’re doing, why and the experience the applicant will have to go through after you interview them.
3) Human Rights reading: Lucia has a significant amount of reading available that delves both into the exam itself as well as the broader context of human rights.