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UC Immigrant Legal Services Center

The University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center serves the immigration-related legal needs of undocumented and immigrant students in the University of California system.

Operating out of UC Davis School of Law, the groundbreaking program reaches out to students at UC campuses —UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, and UC Riverside—to provide, free of charge, the legal assistance they need in order to achieve their educational goals and reach their full potential.

California is home to approximately 2.5 million undocumented immigrants—more than any other state. Many who were brought into the country as children now find themselves encountering significant barriers as they pursue higher education. Among other problems, undocumented students face difficulties in applying for work and financial aid, and they often fear that disclosing their status to school administrators will have legal consequences for their families. The state and federal governments offer programs that can help, but successful use of these resources requires a level of legal expertise not readily available in most immigrant communities. The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center helps to fill that need.

Get in Touch

Our attorneys visit the campuses two to three times a quarter to provide full legal services. To learn more about our services, please visit the “Services for Students and Families” link.

To make an appointment or to find out more about our services and scheduled visits, please contact us. You can find our information on the “Contact Us” tab.

You can also visit our Facebook page.


UCIMM Toolkit

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center thanks the NextGen Foundation for its generous one year gift of $90,000 to support legal services at our Southern California Campuses and it's in-kind support to help other post-secondary institutions across the country and in California with a tool kit and technical assistance to help start up legal immigration services for their students. The UCIMM Toolkit Site is composed of key resources to help establish immigration legal services for students.

Please check out the UCIMM Toolkit Site here:



Temporary Protected Status FAQs 

TPS FAQ Spanish Translation 

Facts About Sanctuary and Federal Funds 

UC Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community 

Real ID FAQ 



Undocumented Legal Services Center