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Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

  • On DACA, questions top answers

    On DACA, questions top answers

    September 19, 2017

    Jason Corral, staff attorney, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical program, participated in a panel discussion at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on the Trump administration's recent announcement that it intended to upend the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

  • Outside of the Adams Courthouse, Boston

    In Crimmigration Clinic victory, Supreme Judicial Court rules state law enforcement lacks ‘detainer’ authority

    August 1, 2017

    In a victory for Harvard Law School’s Crimmigration Clinic, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that state authorities cannot detain someone for a U.S. immigration violation based solely on a Detainer.

  • Sabrineh Ardalan

    Sabrineh Ardalan named assistant clinical professor of law

    May 31, 2017

    Sabrineh Ardalan ’02, assistant director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and a lecturer in the fields of immigration and refugee law and advocacy and trauma, refugees, and the law has been appointed assistant clinical professor at Harvard Law School.

  • Smiling audience during graduation

    Students honored at 2017 Class Day

    May 25, 2017

    A number of Harvard Law students from the Class of 2017 received special awards during Class Day. They were recognized for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession.

  • Mana Azarmi '17 in London

    Mana Azarmi wins CLEA’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award

    May 22, 2017

    Mana Azarmi ’17 is the winner of the Outstanding Clinical Student Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), presented annually to one student from each law school for his/her outstanding clinical coursework and contributions to the clinical community.

  • A woman holding a backpack walking under building rafting at night

    ‘When we’re needed, we’ll show up’

    May 18, 2017

    Hundreds of Harvard Law students have now joined the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program’s Immigration Response Initiative. Some of them had never considered practicing immigration law. Others have been familiar with the realities of immigration since childhood. Here are some of their stories.

  • 2017 Cravath Fellows

    Cravath International Fellows explore law abroad

    April 5, 2017

    Harvard Law Today recently spoke with three of the 11 Harvard Law School students who were selected as Cravath International Fellows this year, who traveled during winter term to Bogotá, Colombia, Paris, France and Singapore to pursue clinical placements and independent research.

  • Malene Alleyne and Jin Kim

    Immigration and Refugee Clinic students testify at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    March 24, 2017

    On March 21, Harvard Law students Jin Kim '18 and Malene Alleyne LL.M. ’17 traveled to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC) to participate in an emergency hearing on the effects of the Trump administration’s executive orders on immigration at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

  • HIRC group at conference table

    HIRC files amicus curiae brief in NY case against Trump’s executive orders on immigration

    February 17, 2017

    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program filed an amicus curiae brief on February 16 in the Eastern District of New York case against President Trump’s executive orders on immigration -- one of several cases currently challenging the president’s actions on immigration.

  • Road crossing that reads

    Harvard releases report on effect of Trump’s executive orders on asylum seekers

    February 8, 2017

    Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has released a report on the effects of President Trump’s Executive Orders on people seeking asylum protection in the United States under long-standing provisions of U.S. and international law, including refugee law and the Convention Against Torture.

  • Top view of a student walking across a snowy campus filled with footprints in the snow

    Harvard Law School: 2016 in review

    December 22, 2016

    A look back at 2016, highlights of the people who visited, events that took place and everyday life at Harvard Law School.

  • Mary Robinson

    Another ‘Angry Granny’ on Climate Justice

    November 18, 2016

    In a recent conversation at HLS with Dean Martha Minow, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and U.N. special envoy on El Niño and climate change, told the story of how she came to be an “Angry Granny” on the topic of climate change, starting with her discussions with people in the most deeply affected communities.

  • HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings

    Celebrating National Pro Bono Week at HLS

    October 25, 2016

    In late October Harvard Law School celebrated National Pro Bono Week with a number of events to honor the outstanding work of lawyers who volunteer their time to help people in their communities.

  • The Cost of Gold cover, a view of a shack and hillside from behind an old chainlink fence

    Clinic highlights human rights costs of South African gold mining

    October 19, 2016

    South Africa has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) said in a new report.

  • Outside of the supreme court stone columns

    Harvard Law human rights experts react to Supreme Court deadlock, deportation risk

    June 24, 2016

    Deborah Anker and Phil Torrey weigh in on the 4-4 Supreme Court tie that dealt a major blow to President Obama’s executive actions to grant relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.--putting, according to Anker, 'hundreds of thousands of people at risk of deportation, including parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents.'

  • HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings

    Clinical program receives grant from Milstein Foundation to launch Syrian Refugee Resettlement Project

    June 10, 2016

    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has received a generous grant from the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation to launch the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Project.

  • Joseph Michalakes

    Joseph Michalakes wins Andrew Kaufman Pro Bono Award

    June 1, 2016

    Joseph Michalakes '16 is the winner of the Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award, chosen for exemplifying a pro bono public spirit and demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to improving and delivering high quality volunteer legal services in low-income communities.

  • Crystal Nwaneri, Marin Tollefson, Patrick Sharma, and Qiongyue Hu pose together in a bright room

    Cravath fellows travel globally to experience international and comparative law

    April 15, 2016

    Thirteen Harvard Law School students were selected as the 2016 Cravath International Fellows. The fellows traveled to 12 countries for winter term clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. Below, four of those students are highlighted.

  • Harvard Gazette: The costs of inequality—Across Harvard, efforts to improve lives

    March 25, 2016

    This is the last in the Harvard Gazette's series on inequality, one of America’s most vexing problems, examining Harvard’s ground-level efforts to make a difference in the surrounding communities, and beyond.

  • Fighting for disarmament: Docherty calls for stronger regulation of incendiary weapons

    January 2, 2016

    For Bonnie Docherty, a lecturer on law and a senior instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School, the battle to protect civilians from suffering caused by armed conflicts continues.

  • Students on stage, performing

    Harvard Law School: 2015 in review

    December 17, 2015

    Supreme Court justices, performance art, student protests and a vice president. A look back at 2015, highlights of the people who visited, events that took place and everyday life at Harvard Law School.