Women refugees and why law matters

Jane Mallei: Women refugees and why law matters

In many ways, Jane’s life in Kenya was idyllic: She was an educated, confident professional woman with a flourishing career, raising a daughter whom she loved dearly. There was only one problem in her life: her husband, who had become increasingly violent and abusive in the privacy of their own home.

On DACA, questions top answers

On DACA, questions top answers

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.

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

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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 named assistant clinical professor of law

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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.

‘When we’re needed, we’ll show up’

‘When we’re needed, we’ll show up’

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.

Cravath International Fellows explore law abroad

2017 Cravath Fellows

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.

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

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

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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.