The Clinic's Faculty, Students, and Graduates
Two faculty members teach and supervise cases in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic: Jon Bauer and Miriam Marton.
Clinical Professor of Law Jon Bauer is the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic’s director. He has been a member of the law school faculty since 1988, and has taught clinical and non-clinical courses focusing on civil rights, employment law, poverty law and mediation. He has been teaching in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic since 2002.
Miriam Marton co-teaches the program as the William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow. Miriam, who joined the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic in the summer of 2011, was previously an attorney at the
Twenty law students typically participate in the intensive Asylum and Human Rights Clinic program each year (12 in the fall semester, 8 in the spring). Students who have taken the Clinic may continue to do supervised casework in subsequent semesters by enrolling in Advanced Clinic Fieldwork. Other law students provide valuable assistance to the Clinic's clients, and gain insight into international human rights issues and legal advocacy, by serving as language interpreters in the Clinic's cases as student employees or pro bono volunteers.
More than 170 law students have participated in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic since the program started in the fall of 2002. The legal experience, exposure to human rights issues, and commitment to public service that students have gained through the program have had a lasting impact on their careers. Asylum and Human Rights Clinic alumni have gone on to judicial clerkships, positions with the U.S. Justice Department, State Department and Department of Homeland Security, public interest law jobs, and positions in large and small law firms. Click here for an article profiling one of the Asylum Clinic’s alumni.