Contact Informationgalvezsniffin@hotmail.comImmigration Law Education & Advocacy Project
Ondine Sniffen is an attorney with Mills and Born LLP, where she has an immigration law practice. Prior to joining the firm she was the legal director of the Immigration Law, Education & Advocacy Project of Catholic Social Services of Fall River, where she provides direct legal representation in Immigration Court to immigrants in southeastern Massachusetts.
LSM.869Refugee and Asylum LawClick to Open
This seminar will focus on asylum law and practice in the US within the context of international refugee law and human rights policy. Specific topics to be addressed include the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, the Refugee Act of 1980, and other related policies and statutes. To expose students to the practical aspects and problems of asylum advocacy and practice, the class may watch one or more videos on the asylum process, have the opportunity to observe asylum hearings in immigration court, or may have the option of working on a part of a real asylum case. Students have the option of writing a seminar paper or drafting a brief for an asylum case.