A deep commitment to helping immigrants

A deep commitment to helping immigrants

Many HLS alumni and students are engaged in legal and advocacy work related to immigration, including the situations of refugees and asylum seekers. For some of these lawyers, this interest predates their time at HLS, but has dovetailed with their coursework and hands-on learning during their time as law students.

HIRC director Deborah Anker receives NGO Lawyer of the Year award

HIRC director Deborah Anker receives NGO Lawyer of the Year award

The founder and director of Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Deborah Anker LL.M. ’84 received the Federal Bar Association’s NGO Lawyer of the Year Joint Award on May 18. She was honored alongside Karen Musalo, director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at Hastings College of the Law.

Volz, Jung win David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

Volz, Jung win David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award 1

In recognition of their demonstrated excellence in representing clients and undertaking advocacy or policy reform projects, Amy Volz ’18 and Ha Ryong Jung (Michael) ’18 were named the 2018 recipients of the David A. Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award, named in honor of the late Clinical Professor David Grossman ’88.

Human Rights in a Time of Populism (video)

Human Rights in a Time of Populism (video)

The global impact of populist movements was the topic of “Human Rights in a Time of Populism,” a two-day symposium held at Harvard Law School, where participants examined the challenges that current developments characterized as populist pose to the goals of the international human rights system.

An advocate for children, Michael Jung ’18 has taken a wide view

An advocate for children, Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung ’18 has also taken a wider view

In his time at Harvard Law School, Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung ’18 has completed extensive coursework and clinical training in children’s rights, human rights and child protection, criminal justice, international and foreign law, and human rights advocacy and negotiation to shape a future career in child advocacy.

HIRC files amicus brief challenging U.S. Attorney General’s efforts to restrict gender asylum

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program joined the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Human Rights First and Kids in Need of Defense in filing a brief of amicus curiae in the case Matter of A-B-, a case that originated in immigration court but that is now before review of the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

Jury finds former Bolivian president responsible for extrajudicial killings of indigenous people; awards $10M in damages

Jury Finds Former Bolivian President and Defense Minister Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings of Indigenous People in 2003 1

In a landmark decision today, a federal jury found the former president of Bolivia and his minister of defense responsible for extrajudicial killings carried out by the Bolivian military. The landmark litigation began with a collaboration between Bolivian partners and the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic

Gerald L. Neuman on “Human Rights in a Time of Populism”

Gerald L. Neuman on “Human Rights in a Time of Populism”

In March, Gerald L. Neuman, co-director of the Human Rights Program and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School, sat down to discuss HRP’s upcoming conference, “Human Rights in a Time of Populism,” with Natalie McCauley ’19.