AILA's Asylum Primer, 6th Ed.

AILA's Asylum Primer, 6th Ed.

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AILA's Asylum Primer, 6th Ed.

AILA's Asylum Primer provides practical, interpretive guidance of the entire asylum process. Intended for everyone from attorneys to government officials, from law professors to law students, from nonprofit organizations to asylum-seekers themselves, AILA's Asylum Primer will help you understand and resolve critical asylum issues and provide answers to help you through the asylum process-from the first meeting to the close of the case.


AILA's Asylum Primer will provide a firm background to help you tackle the basic, as well as complex, asylum issues


The author, Regina Germain, is a veteran asylum attorney and former Senior Legal Counselor of the Washington Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has taught asylum law and practice at the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Denver College of Law. She is currently the Legal Director of the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center in Denver, Colorado. She has also worked as an attorney for the Central American Refugee Center in Houston, Texas, and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and holds an LL.M. in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center.


AILA's Asylum Primer is a comprehensive and accessible guidebook providing interpretive guidance on representing asylum-seekers-from the initial interview to the final approval.


Class adoption-AILA's Asylum Primer is an excellent teaching tool for law schools and asylum law clinics. Contact AILA Publications at agora@aila.org for information on discounts for class-adopted texts.


ISBN 978-1-57370-290-0
December 2009
760 pages

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Table Of Contents

Chapter Two Excerpt

Preface

Index

Table Of Cases

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Regina “Gina” Germain is a veteran asylum attorney and former senior legal counselor for the Washington, D.C. office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She teaches Asylum Law and an Asylum Practicum at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She also served as Legal Director of the recently closed Rocky Mountain Survivors Center. She remains active in the torture treatment community’s National Capacity Building program and recently completed the development of the legal portion of the fundamentals course to be given to staff at torture treatment centers across the United States. She is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences on asylum and refugee issues and has written numerous articles. Ms. Germain graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and holds an LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. She taught asylum law at Georgetown Law and currently serves on the advisory board of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

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