Teaching

New York Law School

New York, New York

Director, Asylum Clinic | July 2017 to present

Designed and implemented year-long deportation defense clinic; weekly supervision of upper-level law students representing immigrants seeking asylum protection; teach seminar class sessions on substantive immigration law topics and lawyering skills including interviewing survivors of trauma, affidavit drafting, cultural competency, and working with interpreters.

New York Law School

New York, New York

Adjunct Professor of Law | April 2014 to present 

  • Immigration Law & Litigation Clinic I, II: Year-long course for upper-level students focusing on family law and immigration remedies for children facing deportation (2014-2017)

  • Immigration and Nationality Law: Introductory immigration law course (2015 to present)

  • Immigration Practice Seminar and Workshop: Weekly advanced seminar course (2015-2016)

New York Law School Asylum Clinic

2018- 2019

Left to Right: Trisha Padminie,

Amín E. Guevarra-Fernández, Crystal Giron, Claire R. Thomas, Danielle G. Salvatierra,

Jan Arcia, Olivia Kaplan

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