Category: Staff & Faculty

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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Staff Spotlight: Phil Torrey

Philip Torrey is the Managing Attorney for the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, the Director of the Harvard Crimmigration Clinic, and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Phil’s interest in immigration began when he worked at an immigration clinic in law school. There, he represented a woman from the Democratic Republic of…
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Thank you, Zack!

Tomorrow, we bid farewell to Zachary Albun, who has been the Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellow for the past three years. Zack has been a passionate advocate for his clients and a steadfast mentor to students in both the classroom and clinics, and we will all miss him. Zack came to our…
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Staff Spotlight: Cindy Zapata

Cindy Zapata is a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. In this role, she supervises students on their cases and legal work and teaches classes, including a class on refugees and trauma that she co-teaches with Program Director Sabi Ardalan.  Cindy was first drawn to immigration law because, as she explains,…
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Staff Spotlight: Sabi Ardalan

Sabrineh Ardalan is the Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and a Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School. Sabi’s interest and passion in immigration law started in her childhood with her family. “I come from a family of immigrants from Iran,” says Sabi. “Through conversations with my family about the immigration system…
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Staff Spotlight: Mary Hewey

Mary Hewey is the administrative assistant at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. Mary began immigration and advocacy work during her time in the Border Studies Program in Tucson, Arizona. There, Mary realized the impacts of migration in the United States and started thinking critically about the challenges and injustices faced by immigrant communities.…
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Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Congratulations to the Harvard Law School Class of 2021 from all of us at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program! We want to thank all the members of the graduating class who spent time in our Program over the past three years. Sadly, we were not able to celebrate with the Class of 2021 in person, however, we still…
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In Last Lecture, Sabi Ardalan stresses the importance of community building

“You’ve pushed us to be better teachers, better colleagues, and better humans.”