Category: Staff & Faculty

HIRCP Summer 2022 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available! Our Program recently released our Summer 2022 newsletter, which provides updates from the last academic year and this summer. In this edition, we celebrated the Harvard Law School Class of 2022, shared recent policy advocacy and litigation efforts, highlighted case victories, welcomed new staff, and more. If you would…
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HIRCP is hiring a part-time administrative assistant

We’re hiring! The Program is currently seeking an administrative assistant to join our team. Duties for this 25-hour-a-week position include: Supporting clinical teaching staff as they prepare for classes during academic year; Providing logistical support to HIRCP staff, including assistance with booking travel and processing reimbursements and other financial transactions; Maintaining and updating the HIRCP…
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Staff Spotlight: Sophie Jean

Sophie Jean is the faculty assistant for Deborah Anker, a professor of law who founded the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. A McGill graduate, Sophie’s introduction to immigration law was unconventional– she originally worked in STEM. While working in forensics, which she describes as the “intersection between law and medicine,” she discovered…
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‘The Beyoncé of asylum law’

HLS Today profiled Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. She recently moved to emerita status.

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HRI welcomes new legal assistant

We are pleased to welcome Maira Peralta to the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. Maira will be working as a legal assistant with the Harvard Representation Initiative, which offers free legal and social work services to Harvard community members who have immigration concerns. Prior to joining the HIRCP team, Maira worked as a legal…
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HRI is hiring a full-time paralegal

We’re hiring! The Harvard Representation Initiative (“HRI”) is currently seeking a full-time paralegal to join their team. HRI provides free legal and social work to members of the Harvard community whose immigration status is at risk. The Paralegal will assist HRI attorneys with a range of work, including preparing legal documents for filing with immigration…
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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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