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I took several lessons away from our conversations with Matthew. First, on more of a personal than legal note, I learned a great deal from Matthew's perspective on his life. Despite the all the events leading up to his detention, he had a very positive attitude about his situation in all of our conversations. Instead of being bitter about the past, Matthew was always optimistic about the future and what it might bring. It really put in perspective all the petty concerns that many of us have as law students, or at least that I do. I have found that, particularly with asylum applicants, there is an incredible amount to learn listening to someone's life story and his perspective on it.

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I know what is important, I know my own beliefs and my religion. To take everything into consideration, be fair and equal. To let my conscience decide which way to go, weighing the good and bad, without judgement, but at the end, listen to my heart. I have made many serious and life changing decision with this theory. It has not led me wrong yet.

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Back in Eloy Detention Center, meanwhile, William has awaited a resolution to his case for two years now. Despite everything he has undergone, William remains upbeat. He apparently speaks to his mother a great deal; the two of them escaped Kenya together and she encourages him not to give up. He keeps busy by reading the transcripts from prior proceedings and doing research on his own, some of which he has sent us. In my mind, William is no longer a case study with legal issues to remedy, but a person whose youth is passing away in a glorified prison in the desert.

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Life's Lessons Learned: Personal Reflections - Deseret …

Before our first conversation with our client, I was pretty nervous. Most of what I had learned after two-and-a-half years in law school was theoretical and not applicable to having to real-life interactions with a client whose life could depend on whether I make the right decisions. However, shortly into our first conversation I realized that this would be much easier than I expected. Matthew was very excited about us working on his case and had a positive attitude.

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Second, I learned how to effectively interact with a client. I discovered that the most important aspect of our discussions was not what I had to tell him, but rather it was to listen carefully to what he had to say. His comments on the case were usually helpful and insightful. Matthew was consistently reading over the record, the IJ opinions, and spending time in the law library reading cases. Matthew also seemed to take pride in the fact that he was contributing to the team effort in writing the brief. Most importantly, it seemed that after his long detention and the failure of many to listen to his story, he wanted to simply talk and have someone listen. In our first classes, I wondered how I was supposed to empathize with someone whose situation I could not relate to, but I found with a little experience that it was easy to do if I just listened.

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The most memorable aspect of the Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic, for me, will be the interactions my partner and I had with our client, Matthew. Although we were offering our time and services to help him with his immigration status and advise him, I felt that I was often learning a great deal from him. Throughout our interactions I learned how the skills I have learned can be applied in a real-life setting, how to interact with a client and to take advantage of the knowledge that he has, and how the legal education I have received puts me in a position where I can make a significant difference in someone's life.

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"This clinic served as a terrific learning opportunity for both of us. In addition to providing a solid introduction to black-letter asylum law, our work afforded substantial client contact. Many practitioner skills, such as the ability to successfully interview a non-English speaking client with the aid of a translator, are best—and perhaps only—developed through such actual client interaction. Importantly, students work under the close and supportive supervision of the clinical faculty and with helpful input from other members of the asylum clinic."