Immigration Law covers the administrative and regulatory framework of this country’s immigration laws, as well as deportation, naturalization, and citizenship.

Claire Bishop Abely

Before joining the Lawyering Program, Claire Abely was an Instructor of Legal Writing at Vanderbilt University Law School. Prior to that, she was a Legal Writing Instructor in the Law School’s LL.M. Writing Program. In addition, Ms. Abely has worked for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and was an associate […]

Susan M. Akram

Professor Susan Akram directs BU Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, in which she supervises students engaged in international advocacy in domestic, international, regional, and UN fora. Her research and publications focus on immigration, asylum, refugee, forced migration, and human and civil rights issues, with an interest in the Middle East, the Arab, and Muslim world. […]

Julie A. Dahlstrom

Julie Dahlstrom assumed her role of Associate Dean of Clinical & Experiential Education on July 1, 2023, after over ten years teaching and supervising student attorneys in the experiential program at BU. Dahlstrom began her clinical teaching career as the founder and director of the Human Trafficking Clinic, which was named one of the most […]

Karen Pita Loor

Karen Pita Loor was the associate dean of clinical & experiential education from July 2020 to June 2023, following eight years of teaching and supervising student attorneys in the Defender Division of the BU Criminal Law Clinical Program as they represent indigent clients charged with crimes in the Boston District Court.  Loor also teaches a […]

Sarah R. Sherman-Stokes

Sarah Sherman-Stokes is a clinical associate professor at Boston University School of Law. Ms. Sherman-Stokes teaches Immigration Law and is the associate director of the Immigrants’ Rights & Human Trafficking Clinic. Her scholarship takes a critical look at immigration law and policy, including at the intersections of asylum law, detention and deportation, and immigrant surveillance, enforcement […]