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  • Moira Duvernay | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    Assistance To request assistance in your asylum case please fill out this form Moira Duvernay Deputy Director duvernaym uchastings edu Moira Duvernay joined the Center for Gender Refugee Studies in October 2014 as Associate Director and Senior Staff Attorney Moira comes to CGRS as an experienced litigator in the areas of international human rights civil rights and other public law matters Most recently with the Law Offices of Amitai Schwartz in Emeryville Moira was named a Rising Star in California s Super Lawyer magazine in 2013 and 2014 for her civil and criminal appellate work including a death penalty appeal Moira previously worked as a staff attorney for the San Francisco based Center for Justice and Accountability She litigated high impact international human rights cases in federal courts on behalf of survivors of torture and other severe human rights abuses Moira served as counsel in legal victories against death squad leaders and former military officers from around the world In 2007 Moira was named an Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer for her role in the securing a 19 million judgment against a Haitian death squad leader who was living and working openly in New York The lawsuit was

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/moira-duvernay (2016-02-13)
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  • Eunice Lee | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Request Assistance To request assistance in your asylum case please fill out this form Eunice Lee Co Legal Director leeeunice uchastings edu Eunice Lee is Co Legal Director at CGRS where she helps oversee strategic litigation policy advocacy and research on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers She also coordinates CGRS s technical assistance and training programs Previously she worked at the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project ACLU IRP where she began as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the New York office focusing on the education rights of immigrant students She later joined ACLU IRP s San Francisco office where she litigated class action challenges to prolonged and mandatory immigration detention Eunice also practiced and taught refugee and asylum law as the Albert M Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellow at Harvard Law School s Immigration and Refugee Clinic She received her B A from Stanford University with honors and distinction and her J D from Yale Law School where she was co Editor in Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal President of the Pacific Islander Asian Native American Students Association and Student Director of the Schell Center

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/eunice-lee (2016-02-13)
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  • Christine Lin | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    About Who Do We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Search form Search In This Section Who Do We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Request Assistance To request assistance in your asylum case please fill out this form Christine Lin Senior Staff Attorney and CGRS California Managing Attorney linc uchastings edu Christine is a Senior Staff Attorney and the Managing Attorney of CGRS California Previously she co taught and supervised the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic at UC Hastings as the Kazan McClain Abrams Fernandez Lyons Greenwood Harley Oberman Foundation Clinical Teaching Fellow Before joining CGRS Christine served as the Legal Director of Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre and co taught refugee legal assistance clinics at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Prior to her time in Hong Kong she represented clients at an immigration law firm in San Francisco Through the Attorney General s Honors Program Christine began her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk Attorney Advisor with the U S Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Los Angeles Immigration Court Christine received her J D from

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/christine-lin (2016-02-13)
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  • Christine Natoli | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    in the News Events Trainings About Who Do We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Search form Search In This Section Who Do We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Request Assistance To request assistance in your asylum case please fill out this form Christine Natoli Kazan McClain Abrams Fernandez Lyons Greenwood Harley Oberman Foundation Clinical Teaching Fellow natolic uchastings edu Christine co teaches and supervises the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic at UC Hastings Previously she worked at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest NYLPI as a Staff Attorney in the Health Justice Program where she founded a program to provide immigration services to undocumented and uninsured New Yorkers with serious healthcare needs Prior to her time at NYLPI Christine was a Kirkland Ellis New York City Public Service Fellow at African Services Committee and represented primarily African clients seeking immigration relief Christine earned her B A from Stanford University and her J D from New York University School of Law where she was an International Institute for Law and Justice Scholar and recipient of the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize for outstanding work in a clinical course

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/christine-natoli (2016-02-13)
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  • Karen Musalo | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    and Comparative Approach 4th edition and has contributed to the evolving jurisprudence of asylum law through her scholarship as well as her litigation of landmark cases Karen was lead attorney in Matter of Kasinga fear of female genital cutting as a basis of asylum which continues to be cited as authority in gender asylum cases by tribunals from Canada to the United Kingdom to New Zealand She was co counsel in the Ninth Circuit en banc decision Abebe v Gonzales and attorney of record in Canas Segovia v INS and Ramirez Rivas v INS She represented Rody Alvarado whose case was a landmark in the struggle for the right to asylum for women fleeing domestic violence She also represented Ms L R the asylum seeker from Mexico whose high profile victory broke additional ground on the issue of gender asylum Karen has been quoted extensively in the media including The New York Times Washington Post The Nation and El Pais and has been interviewed on other media such as Nightline CNN International The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation She was featured in the PBS documentary Breaking Free A Woman s Story which focuses on Rody Alvarado s case Karen is recognized for her innovative work on refugee issues She was the first attorney to partner with psychologists in her representation of traumatized asylum seekers a practice that has since become standard and she edited the first handbook for practitioners on cross cultural issues and the impact of culture on credibility in the asylum context Karen has received numerous advocacy awards for her pioneering legal work including the 2010 California Lawyer of the Year Award the 2009 Daily Journal s recognition as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California and the American Lawyer s 1997 recognition as

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/karen-musalo (2016-02-13)
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  • Stephen Liebb | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Request Assistance To request assistance in your asylum case please fill out this form Stephen Liebb Volunteer Legal Professional leibbs uchastings edu Stephen provides support with research on Country Conditions and by tracking immigration case outcomes Passionate about practicing mediation and yoga Stephen was an active participant in the Prison Yoga Project which bought training to trauma victims

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/stephen-liebb (2016-02-13)
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  • Denise Abrams | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    Do We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Request Assistance To request assistance in your asylum case please fill out this form Denise Abrams Of Counsel Kazan McClain Lyons Greenwood Harley PLC After graduating Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California Berkeley Denise Abrams spent the next 18 years working at Kazan Law as a law clerk associate and then a principal

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/denise-abrams (2016-02-13)
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  • Simona Agnolucci | UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
    We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Search form Search In This Section Who Do We Serve Staff Board Our Supporters Get Involved Support CGRS Contact Us Request Assistance To request assistance in your asylum case please fill out this form Simona Agnolucci Associate Keker Van Nest Simona is a litigator specializing in complex litigation including intellectual property matters securities cases and commercial disputes She

    Original URL path: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/about/bio/simona-agnolucci (2016-02-13)
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