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Salvadoran Woman Escapes Violent Father and Husband

July 31, 2015

Via Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program In a truly heart-wrenching case of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual violence, HIRC attorneys Maggie Morgan and John Willshire Carrera, along with student Phebe Philips, were able to declare a victory for Kristina, whose name has been changed for privacy reasons. Kristina was granted asylum this year […]

Indigenous Woman Escapes Serious Human Rights Violations in Guatemala

July 31, 2015

Via Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program Over the course of several months, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor Philip Torrey, along with HLS students Sima Atri ’15 and Brittany Llewellyn ’15 represented an indigenous woman from Guatemala fleeing from gang violence and seeking asylum in the Untied States. After hundreds of hours of interviewing […]

HLS represented at White House event celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 30, 2015

Via HLS News This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA on July 26, 1990, committing the nation to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. A special reception was held at the White House on July 20 to celebrate the landmark act. On hand to […]