Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Celebrating Immprof Achievements in 2020

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Immigration law professors around the country have a whole lot to celebrate in 2020. Check out these professional developments.

New Jobs:

  • Sameer Ahmed joined the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program as a clinical instructor.
  • Cori Alonso-Yoder joined Georgetown Law as a visiting professor, directing the federal legislation clinic.
  • Eunice Lee landed her first full-time tenure-track teaching position at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
  • Reena Parikh joined the faculty of Boston College Law School as an assistant clinical professor. She'll be directing a new civil rights clinic focused on the issued affecting immigrant communities and low-wage workers.
  • Rick Su lateraled from Buffalo to University of North Carolina School of Law in Fall 2019, finishing his first year at UNC in Spring 2020.


  • Sabrineh Ardalan was promoted to Clinical Professor of Law and is now the Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.
  • Pooja Dadhania was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor at California Western School of Law.
  • Kit Johnson (yup, me) received tenure and became a full professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
  • Jennifer J. Lee moved onto the tenure track at Temple University Beasley School of Law.
  • Katherine Reynolds went from interim to permanent director of Elon University School of Law's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.

Administrative Gigs:

  • Jason Cade became Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning at the University of Georgia School of Law.
  • Kathleen C. Kim was appointed to be the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion at Loyola Law School (L.A.).
  • Beth Lyon became the Clinical Program Director and inaugural Associate Dean for Experiential Education at Cornell Law School.
  • Rachel E. Rosenbloom is now Associate Dean for Experiential Education at Northeastern University School of Law.
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia became Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Penn State Law.


  • Michael A. Olivas retired in January 2020, after teaching at the University of Houston Law Center for more than 38 years.

Congratulations to all! Let's be sure to raise a glass at the AALS immprof social on January 8.



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