Andrew I. Schoenholtz is a Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law, where he co-directs the Center for Applied Legal Studies, the asylum clinic in which students represent refugees fleeing persecution who seek asylum in the United States. He also directs the Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies and serves as the faculty director of the Human Rights Institute. He has taught courses on Refugee Law and Policy, Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies, and Immigration Law and Policy, as well as a practicum on the rights of detained immigrants. Prior to teaching at Georgetown, Professor Schoenholtz served as Deputy Director of the US Commission on Immigration Reform. He also practiced immigration, asylum, and international law with the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling. He has conducted fact-finding missions in Haiti, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Malawi, and Zambia to study root causes of forced migration, refugee protection, long-term solutions to mass migration emergencies, and humanitarian relief operations.

Professor Schoenholtz researches and writes regularly on refugee law and policy. His publications include: The End of Asylum (co-author); The Promise and Challenge of Humanitarian Protection in the United States: Making Temporary Protected Status Work as a Safe Haven; The New Refugees and the Old Treaty: Persecutors and Persecuted in the Twenty-First Century; Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (co-author); Rejecting Refugees: Homeland Security’s Administration of the One-Year Bar to Asylum (co-author); Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication (co-author); Refugee Protection in the United States Post-September 11th; The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration (chapter on “Improving Legal Frameworks”); and Aiding and Abetting Persecutors: The Seizure and Return of Haitian Refugees in Violation of the UN Refugee Convention and Protocol.

Dr. Schoenholtz holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Brown University.



Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jaya Ramji-Nogales & Philip G. Schrag, The End of Asylum (Wash., D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2021).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Philip G. Schrag, Jaya Ramji-Nogales & Andrew I. Schoenholtz, The New Border Asylum Adjudication System: Speed, Fairness, and the Representation Problem, 66 How. L.J. 571-642 (2023). [WWW] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, The Promise and Challenge of Humanitarian Protection in the United States: Making Temporary Protected Status Work as a Safe Haven, 15 Nw. J.L. & Soc. Pol’y 1-37 (2019).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Immigration Scholars in Support of Respondent, Dep’t of Homeland Sec. v. Thuraissigiam, No. 19-161 (U.S. Jan. 22, 2020).
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Book Chapters & Collected Works

Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Philip G. Schrag & Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Refugee Roulette, in Selected Topics in Migration Studies 57-59 (Frank D. Bean & Susan K. Brown eds., Cham, Switz.: Springer 2023).