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For over twenty-five years, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC), in partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services, has focused on direct representation of individuals applying for U.S. asylum and related protections, as well as representation of individuals who have survived domestic violence and other crimes and/or who seek avoidance of forced removal in immigration proceedings pursuant to various forms of relief (i.e., VAWA, U-visas, Cancellation of Removal, Temporary Protected Status, etc.). HIRC is also involved in appellate and policy advocacy at the local, national, and international levels. Recently, HIRC expanded into the dynamic field of crimmigration, an increasingly important and complex area of law concerning the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. HIRC students may enroll in one of two different clinical options: Immigration and Refugee Advocacy or Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration.
The Immigration and Refugee Advocacy clinical placement will be by lottery through the regular registration system. The crimmigration placement will be by application only. To apply for the crimmigration placement, please email Phil Torrey, email@example.com, a resume and short statement of interest.
For registration information, see the 2014-2015 clinical curriculum.
Deborah Anker (Clinical Director and Clinical Professor of Law)
John Willshire-Carrera (Senior Clinical Instructor and Co-Managing Attorney of HIRC at GBLS)
Nancy Kelly (Senior Clinical Instructor and Co-Managing Attorney of HIRC at GBLS)
Sabi Ardalan (Assistant Director and Lecturer on Law)
Phil Torrey (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Emily Leung (Albert M. Sacks Clinical & Advocacy Fellow)
Liala Buoniconti (Social Worker)
Bonnie Rubrecht (Administrative Director)
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