Violeta Chapin
Clinical Professor of Law • Interim Director, Immigration Law and Policy Program (2021-2022)
Immigration Law & Policy

“Law students in my Criminal & Immigration Defense Clinic work closely with noncitizen clients who are navigating a variety of different legal issues. We have defended clients in both state and federal court on criminal and immigration matters, and litigated affirmative petitions for DACA status, naturalization applications and motions to vacate criminal convictions because of a lack of legal advice about immigration consequences. Law students gain a firm grounding in both criminal and immigration law, with an opportunity to explore larger questions of class and racial bias in our justice system.”

 - Prof. Violeta Chapin

Professor Chapin Receives President's Diversity Award (January 19, 2018)

Professors Chapin and Chen Recognized with Calhoun Public Service Award (May 18, 2017)