UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW, Ontario, CA
July 2005 to Present
Professor of Law. Promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in May 2008; promoted to Professor of Law July 1, 2012.
Director of Experiential Learning. Promoted to Directorship August 2013. Supervise externship program, coordinate and teach joint clinic classes, promote experiential learning through externship and practicum development.
Director of the Justice and Immigration Clinic (JIC). Planned, developed, and founded live-client, one-semester, immigration clinic in 2008. Supervise students in immigration cases specializing in asylum and related cases. Teach clinic seminar on asylum law, as well as trial advocacy skills. Represent the JIC at meetings with community-based organizations and government agencies.
Awarded grants of asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture in gang persecution, domestic violence, LGBT, and political persecution cases.
Founding faculty advisor to the Public Interest Law Foundation in 2009. Raised funds to support law students in public interest jobs for the summers of 2010-2012.
Courses at La Verne:
Justice and Immigration Clinic, 2008-present
Immigration Law, 2005-present
Criminal Law, 2005-06, 2013
Legal Analysis and Writing I, 2006-07
Legal Analysis and Writing II, 2005-06
Committee Work and Other Service:
Curriculum Committee, 2008-10, 2010-11 (chair), 2011-present
Search Committee, Dean of the College of Law, 2012-13
Committee, Carnegie Classification for Community Engaged University,
College of Law Strategic Planning Task Force, 2009-11Academic Standards Committee, 2010-11
Diversity Committee, 2005-07, 2008-09, 2011-2013 (chair)
President’s Diversity Working Group, 2010-11
Search Committee, Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Officer, 2011-12
Faculty Advisor to Foreign Students, 2007-present Asian Pacific American
Law Student Assn., faculty co-advisor, 2007-present
Public Interest Law Foundation, faculty advisor and board member, 2009-
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, Washington, DC
July 2003 to June 2005
Teaching Fellow at the Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) Supervised students in immigration cases specializing in asylum and related
cases. Co-taught clinic seminar on asylum and refugee law. Edited course materials and manuals. Represented CALS at meetings with community-based organizations and government agencies. Participated in seminar course on the history and development of clinical legal education, clinical pedagogy, and selfreflection regarding current teaching experiences in the clinic. Participated in the ABA Human Rights Clinical Legal Education Study Tour for administrators and law professors from Uzbekistan.
OTHER LEGAL EXPERIENCE
MALEA KIBLAN, P.C., McLean, VA
January 2003 to June 2003
Immigration Attorney. Represented clients in a range of immigration cases, including Violence Against Women Act, asylum, employment, family, and naturalization cases. Researched issues regarding violation of student status, reinstatement of student status. Represented foreign students to reinstate student visa status, coordinating student efforts with counsel for the university.
BRAVERMAN & LIN, PC, Arlington, VA
August 1994 to March 2002
Immigration Attorney. Represented clients in employment-based NIV and IV cases, family based immigration, naturalization, and removal proceedings. Litigated before the INS, Immigration Court, and Board of Immigration Appeals. Filed petition for Habeas Corpus petition and mandamus actions.
OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN NANCY PELOSI (D-CA), Washington, DC
January 1994 to April 1994
Staff Assistant. Attended and summarized congressional hearings. Researched and drafted letters and short statements on immigration issues.
Falling Through the Cracks: Gang Victims Becoming Casualties in Current Asylum Jurisprudence, 23 BERKELEY LA RAZA L.J. 109 (2013).
A Blackstone’s Ratio for Asylum: Fighting Fraud While Preserving Procedural Due Process for Asylum Seekers, 26 PENN. ST. INT’L L. REV. 2 (2007).
Rachel D. Settlage, Affirmatively Denied: The Detrimental Effects of a Reduced Grant Rate for Affirmative Asylum Seekers, 27 B.U. INT’L L.J. 61, 96 n.189 (2009).
Ying Chen, China’s One-child Policy and Its Violations of Women’s and Children’s Rights, 22 N.Y. INT’L L. REV. 1, 36 n.191 (2009).
Scott Rempell, Credibility Assessments and the REAL ID Act’s Amendments to Immigration Law, 44 Tex. Int’l L.J. 185, 188 n.14 (2008).
Arizona Immigration Law Sacrifices Public Safety, The Daily Journal, op-ed, April 27, 2010, at 5.
Rethinking Asylum for German Homeschoolers, The Daily Journal, op-ed, March 10, 2010, at 5.
a long way gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (book review), 29 U. La Verne L. Rev. 179 (2008).
Saving Sanctuary, The Press Enterprise, op-ed, August 26, 2006.
Malea Kiblan and Diane Uchimiya, The Right to Counsel in Immigration Matters, 2 Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 376 (Auerbach, Randy P. et al eds., American Immigration Lawyers Association 2003-2004).
CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS, TRAININGS, and WORKSHOPS
“Impact Litigation: Social Engineering in Practice,” panel presentation (scheduled), Southeast Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, February 28, 2014.
“Practicum Development,” Joint Presentation, University of La Verne College of Law, February 19, 2014.
“Tips and Strategies for Teaching the (Survey) Immigration Law Course,” panel presentation, Immigration Law Teacher’s Workshop, Hofstra University, June 1, 2012.
“Falling Through the Cracks: Gang Victims Becoming Casualties in Current Asylum Jurisprudence,” presenter of work-in-progress, Immigration Law Teacher’s Workshop, Hofstra University, June 1, 2012.
“Falling Through the Cracks: Gang Victims Becoming Casualties in Current Asylum Jurisprudence,” presenter of work-in-progress, Southern California Junior Faculty Forum at Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, CA May 17, 2011.
“Diversity/Inclusivity,” panel presentation, University of La Verne President’s Inauguration, La Verne, CA, October 28, 2011.
“Current Asylum Jurisprudence in Gang-based Asylum Cases,” presenter of work-in-progress, Southern California Junior Faculty Forum at Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles, CA May 17, 2011.
“Immigration as an Identity-Based Social Movement: the Role of Immigration Lawyers Within the Movement—Giving a Voice to the Immigrants,” presenter of work-in-progress, Clinical Law Review Workshop, New York University, New York, NY, October 2-3, 2010.
“Know Your Rights,” co-presenter, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Ontario, CA, September 10, 2010.
“Representing Immigrants in Removal Proceedings,” trainer/panelist, Continuing Legal Education Training Series, Esperanza Immigrants Rights Project and O’Melveny & Meyers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, July 9, and August 13, 2010.
“The Justice and Immigration Clinic,” panelist, Inns of Court, Santa Barbara, CA July 7, 2010.
“Immigration and Labor,” panelist, Immigration & Acculturation Symposium, International Studies Institute, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA, April 28, 2010.
“En/Countering Stereotypes in Immigration Symposium,” panelist, University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, CA, February 2010.
“Immigration Issues and Practice,” panelist, Hispanic National Bar Association, University of La Verne College of Law, October 30, 2008.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Volunteer Attorney for Immigration Consultations, Ontario, CA, August 10, 2013.
DREAM-Orange County, Volunteer Attorney, Santa Ana, CA Assisted with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshops 2012 Catholic Charities, Volunteer Attorney, Los Angeles, CA, 2010 Assisted with pro bono training.
Neighborhood Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, El Monte, CA, 2006-2008 Provided legal advice and supervised student volunteers periodically.
California Bar Association, member # 168543, 1993-present
Washington, DC Bar Association, member # 447184, 1995-present
Clinical Legal Education Association, member 2007-2008, 2010-present
American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, member # 9905, 1994-present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, member 2010-present Asian Pacific American Bar Association, member 2007-08, 2012