Professor Marisa Cianciarulo is featured in the newly released video profile, where she discusses what brought her into scholarly work in immigration law. “I saw firsthand how our refugee laws didn’t always provide the needed protection,” she explains. Her goal is to improve the law and to enhance people’s understanding of immigration law in general.

Professor Marisa Cianciarulo is a specialist in clinical teaching and immigration law with a human rights focus. She is the Director of the Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Violence Clinic, which she launched in 2007. Professor Cianciarulo received her B.A. from the Catholic University of America, her JD from American University Washington College of Law and her M.A. from American University School of International Service. She teaches Civil Procedure, the Family Violence Clinic, Gender & the Law, and Refugee Law. She publishes on the intersection of gender and immigration with an emphasis on vulnerable immigrant populations.

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