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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Professor Fatma Marouf Helps Write Amicus Brief That Results in Groundbreaking Decision

Fatma Marouf is the Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic and an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Marouf's work on an amicus brief that was reviewed by the Board of Immigration Appeals resulted in a groundbreaking decision on Aug. 26. The decision recognizes for the first time that individuals who have experienced domestic violence can meet the criteria for asylum in the United States. The decision is a result of years of advocacy.

Marouf helped draft the amicus brief that was submitted in the case on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, along with Philip Torrey, Deborah Anker, and Sabrineh Ardalan of Harvard Law School and Benjamin Casper from the University of Minnesota.

On Sept. 3, Marouf wrote a post titled, Guest Blog: Fatma Marouf, Groundbreaking Decision for Women Seeking Asylum Based on Domestic Violence, for the Hamilton and Griffin on Rights blog.  

Drawing on her extensive experience representing individuals before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Courts of Appeals, Professor Marouf's research probes various problems involved in adjudicating immigration cases at all levels.