Vanderbilt Immigration Practice Clinic Announces Collaboration with

The Immigration Practice Clinic at Vanderbilt is excited to announce a collaboration with to use Gen, the first and only immigration law generative AI legal research and drafting product. The clinic is the first anywhere to have access to the product.

“We are excited about the potential this tool holds for our clinic’s operations and what it means for students to see the advantages of AI in the practice of law,” said Clinic Director Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea.

Visalaw.Ai is a cutting-edge AI software platform that empowers immigration lawyers in their everyday work. The platform offers tools for legal research, summarization, drafting, and client-engagement. GEN, developed in collaboration with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, is an innovative AI legal assistant designed to simplify and centralize knowledge management and learning for immigration lawyers by creating unconventional legal research. By harnessing the power of Generative AI and LLMs, GEN offers a range of features that will create a unique competitive advantage for a law firm practitioner.

“We are very excited to have Vanderbilt’s Immigration Practice Clinic as the first clinic in the country to use Gen,” said Greg Siskind, Co-founder of Visalaw.Ai and an Attorney at Siskind Susser, PC. “We’re hoping students are able to find answers to immigration questions, be able to use the software to help with drafting documents and take advantage of a variety of other capabilities like translation, summarization and immigration document analysis.”

The Immigration Practice Clinic at Vanderbilt Law offers legal representation to individuals seeking humanitarian-based immigration relief or benefits from entities such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Memphis Immigration Court, and other government bodies. Our clinic is dedicated to assisting individuals fleeing persecution, victims of crime, unaccompanied minors, and other vulnerable populations.

Students in the clinic conduct screenings and assessments to evaluate individuals’ eligibility for immigration relief, aid in preparing and filing immigration forms along with supporting documentation, conduct client interviews, and conduct fact investigations. Through these efforts, we strive to provide comprehensive support to those in need within our community.