Category: Staff & Faculty

HRI is hiring a part-time legal assistant

The Harvard Representation Initiative (HRI) is currently seeking a part-time legal assistant to join their team. HRI provides free legal assistance and social work support to members of the Harvard community whose immigration status is at risk. The Legal Assistant will assist HRI attorneys with day-to-day operations, activities, policies and procedures, including conducting outreach and…
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“On the Ground” with Asylum-Seekers

Harvard Magazine profile on HIRCP Director Sabi Ardalan.

Staff Spotlight: Tiffany Lieu

Tiffany Lieu is the current Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellow at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. Tiffany comes from a family of what she calls “double refugees.” Her grandparents fled China and settled in Vietnam, where Tiffany’s parents were born. However, when the Vietnam War broke out her family was…
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Celebrating Social Work Month 2022

March is Social Work Month. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight all that our social work team does to support our clients at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.  In 2013, our Program hired Clinical Social Worker Liala Buoniconti for a part-time position to support clients at the Immigration and Refugee…
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HRI welcomes new paralegal

As we start a new year, we are excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Karina Buruca. Karina is the paralegal for the Harvard Representation Initiative, which offers free immigration and social work services to Harvard community members. Karina previously worked as a paralegal at the Federal Defenders of New York where she…
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Paralegal needed to join our HRI team

We’re hiring! The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program is currently seeking a paralegal to join the Harvard Representation Initiative (“HRI”), which provides legal and social work services to members of the Harvard community whose immigration status is at risk. The Paralegal will assist HRI attorneys with a range of work, including conducting outreach and…
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Sabi Ardalan and Phil Torrey selected for Bellow Scholar Program

We are thrilled to share that Program Director Sabi Ardalan and Program Managing Attorney and Crimmigration Clinic Director Phil Torrey have been selected to join the Bellow Scholar Program. The Bellow Scholar Program recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law professors that reflect the ideals of Professor Gary Bellow, one of the founders of…
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HIRCP welcomes new Program Administrator

We are pleased to introduce Anna Weick, our new Program Administrator. Anna holds a BA in American Studies from Wellesley College and an MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability from Goddard College. Their research, writing, and organizing spans topics such as intergenerational LGBTQ+ community-building, zine-making and alternative media, and the history of radical social movements.…
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Crimmigration Clinic participates in oral argument before the First Circuit

On June 23, 2021, Clinical Instructor Sameer Ahmed participated in an oral argument before the en banc court of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Diaz-Ortiz v. Garland. The Immigration Court had ordered Mr. Diaz Ortiz, a young Latino man living in East Boston, deported because he was allegedly a gang…
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Introducing our new Sacks Fellow

We are pleased to introduce our 2021-2022 Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellow, Tiffany Lieu. Prior to joining our Program, Tiffany clerked for the Honorable Allyson K. Duncan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Keith P. Ellison on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District…
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