Naturalization Law Skills Lab’s Citizenship Day Huge Success

This year’s Citizenship Day at Coastal was held on Saturday April 13th and attracted a record number of applicants to become naturalized U.S. citizens from the Jacksonville community. The event was put on by the Coastal Law Naturalization Skills Lab, taught by Professor Kara Roberts, and her students Christopher Castro, Christina Chavez, John Finland, Alberto Lugo, Samantha Pyatt, Sandra Alvarado Sanchez, and Chantel Simon. After learning the substantive law of naturalization, the students applied it by pre-screening and counseling many applicants, holding community outreach to explain the law to potential applicants and volunteers, assisting applicants with their applications and planning and successfully holding this annual event initiated by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”). Volunteering at the event this year were many Coastal students, faculty and staff, as well as attorneys from the Jacksonville area, interpreters from a local non-profit agency and church volunteers. The community came out in great number and expressed gratitude for this life changing event put on by Florida Coastal School of Law. Thank you to all who gave of their time to this event.

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