B.A., Hamilton College; J.D., Harvard; Ph.D., Brown
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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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"There Is No Evidence That TPS Designations Increase Irregular Migration to the United States," a study by the Center for American Progress, February 17, 2021, featuring research by Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz.
"Political unrest,violence have forced millions to migrate and seek protection of the rule of law", coverage in ABA Journal, November 1, 2019, featuring Professor Andrew Schoenholtz.
"Law Profs, States Urge 9th Circ. To Block Trump Asylum Rule," coverage by Law360, May 16, 2019, featuring an amicus brief co-signed by Professor Andrew Schoenholtz and other law professors.
"You descend into hell by coming here': how Texas shut the door on refugees; At the US-Mexico border, asylum seekers are trapped in a hostile environment," coverage by The Guardian (London), November 2, 2018, quoting Profesor Andrew Schoenholtz.