The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents the 2010 Hilda B. Silverman Lecturer
Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Law
Susan Akram is Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Law, teaching immigration law, comparative refugee law, and international human rights law, and supervising students handling refugee and asylum cases in BU's asylum and human rights program. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (B.A), Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (JD), and the Institut International des Droits del 'Homme, Strasbourg, France. Before joining the faculty at BUSL in 1993, Susan Akram was executive director of Boston's Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project and before that, directing attorney of the immigration project at the public interest law firm of Public Counsel in Los Angeles. She is a past Fulbright Senior Scholar in Palestine, teaching at Al-Quds University/Palestine School of Law in East Jerusalem, and researching on durable solutions for Palestinian refugees. She was also interim director of the program for resettling Iraqi refugees from the camps in Saudi Arabia after the First Gulf War. She has spoken and published widely in the fields of immigration law, refugee law and human rights.
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