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Andrew I. Schoenholtz


Director, Center for Applied Legal Studies; Director, Human Rights Institute, Professor from Practice

B.A., Hamilton; J.D., Harvard; Ph.D., Brown

Areas of Expertise:

Clinical Education, Human Rights Law, Immigration Law, International Law

Andrew I. Schoenholtz is a Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Human Rights Institute and the Center for Applied Legal Studies, the asylum...

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Andrew I. Schoenholtz is a Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Human Rights Institute and the Center for Applied Legal Studies, the asylum clinic. He also directs the Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies at Georgetown's Institute for the Study of International Migration. 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 New Refugees and the Old Treaty:Persecutors and Persecuted in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming);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.

 

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag & Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (New York: New York University Press 2014).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, The New Refugees and the Old Treaty: Persecutors and Persecuted in the Twenty-First Century, 16 Chi. J. Int'l L. 81-126 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Developing the Substantive Best Interests of Child Migrants: A Call for Action, 46 Val. U. L. Rev. 991-1018 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz & Ryan T. Mrazik, Protecting and Promoting the Human Right to Respect for Family Life: Treaty-Based Reform and Domestic Advocacy, 24 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 651-684 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2000 - Present

Books

  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag & Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (New York: New York University Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag & Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (New York: NYU Press 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Susan F. Martin, Patricia Weiss Fagen, Kari M. Jorgensen & Lydia Mann-Bondat, The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books 2005).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, The New Refugees and the Old Treaty: Persecutors and Persecuted in the Twenty-First Century, 16 Chi. J. Int'l L. 81-126 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Developing the Substantive Best Interests of Child Migrants: A Call for Action, 46 Val. U. L. Rev. 991-1018 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz & Ryan T. Mrazik, Protecting and Promoting the Human Right to Respect for Family Life: Treaty-Based Reform and Domestic Advocacy, 24 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 651-684 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, Jaya Ramji-Nogales & James P. Dombach, Rejecting Refugees: Homeland Security's Administration of the One-Year Bar to Asylum, 52 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 651-804 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz & Hamutal Bernstein, Improving Immigration Adjudications Through Competent Counsel, 21 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 55-60 (2008).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag & Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication, 60 Stan. L. Rev. 295-412 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Refugee Protection in the United States Post-September 11, 36 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 323-364 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Arthur C. Helton 1949-2003, 18 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 601-604 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Arthur C. Helton 1949-2003, 17 J. Refugee Stud. 370-372 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, The State of Asylum Representation: Ideas for Change, 16 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 739-764 (2002).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz & Susan F. Martin, Asylum in Practice: Successes, Failures, and the Challenges Ahead, 14 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 589-617 (2000).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Beyond the Supreme Court: A Modest Plea to Improve Our Asylum System, 14 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 541-544 (2000).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Randall Hansen, Susan Martin & Patrick Weil, Report on the Workshop on Refugee and Asylum Policy in Practice in Europe and North America, 14 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 801- 814 (2000).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Anti-Terrorism Laws and the Legal Framework for International Migration, in International Migration Law: Developing Paradigms and Key Challenges 3-27 (Ryszard Cholewinski, Richard Perruchoud & Euan MacDonald eds., The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press 2007).    [BOOK]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz & Susan Martin, Promoting the Human Rights of Forced Migrants, in Human Rights and Conflict: Exploring the Links Between Rights, Law, and Peacebuilding 405-429 (Julie Mertus & Jeffrey W. Helsing eds., Wash., D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Homeownership and the Integration of Immigrants in the United States, in International Migration and Security: Opportunities and Challenges 191-216 (Elspeth Guild & Joanne van Selm eds., New York: Routledge 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Susan Martin & David Fisher, The Impact of Asylum on Receiving Countries, in Poverty, International Migration and Asylum 99-120 (George J. Borjas & Jeff Crisp eds., New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Newcomers in Rural America: Hispanic Immigrants in Rogers, Arkansas, in Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America 213-238 (Elzbieta M. Gozdziak & Susan F. Martin eds., Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, David Fisher & Susan Martin, Migration and Security in International Law, in Migration and International Legal Norms 87-120 (T. Alexander Aleinikoff & Vincent Chetail eds., The Hague: T.M.C. Asser 2003).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of Amici Curiae Law School Professors in Support of Respondent, Kerry v. Din, No. 13-1402 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2015).   

Congressional Testimony

  • To Prescribe the Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance for Purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Immigr., Border Security & Claims of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 108th Cong., Apr. 1, 2004 (Statement of Andrew I. Schoenholtz) (CIS-No.: 2004-H521-34).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz & Jacob L. Goodman, The Immigration Control of Terrorism and the Prevention of Torture, (Institute for the Study of International Migration, Transatlantic Perspectives on Migration, Policy Brief No. 7, 2009).    [WWW]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz & Jennifer Hojaiban, International Migration and Anti-Terrorism Laws and Policies: Balancing Security and Refugee Protection, (Institute for the Study of International Migration, Transatlantic Perspectives on Migration, Policy Brief No. 4, 2008).    [WWW]
  • Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Transatlantic Dialogue on Terrorism and International Migration, 41 Int'l Migration 173-192 (2003).   
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In the News

"Trump May Want Refugees Who Can 'Assimilate.' What Does That Mean?," coverage by U.S. News & World Report, October 4, 2017, quoting Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz.

 Professor Andrew I. Schoenholtz conducted a short radio interview on September 5, 2017, with KCBS Radio in San Francisco, Topic: DACA Decision

"Thanks 9th Circuit for affirming president must respect Congress’s immigration authority," an opinion piece by Professor from Practice Andrew I. Schoenholtz, in The Hill, June 15, 2017.

"Florida officials want to refuse settlement of 4,460 refugees," Bradenton Herald, January 20, 2016, quoting Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz.  

"PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees," coverage by PolitiFact, November 19, 2015, quoting Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz, director Human Rights Institute.

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"Trump May Want Refugees Who Can 'Assimilate.' What Does That Mean?," coverage by U.S. News & World Report, October 4, 2017, quoting Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz.

 Professor Andrew I. Schoenholtz conducted a short radio interview on September 5, 2017, with KCBS Radio in San Francisco, Topic: DACA Decision

"Thanks 9th Circuit for affirming president must respect Congress’s immigration authority," an opinion piece by Professor from Practice Andrew I. Schoenholtz, in The Hill, June 15, 2017.

"Florida officials want to refuse settlement of 4,460 refugees," Bradenton Herald, January 20, 2016, quoting Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz.  

"PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees," coverage by PolitiFact, November 19, 2015, quoting Professor from Practice Andrew Schoenholtz, director Human Rights Institute.

"Report: Education Limited For Dominican-Haitians," coverage of the Human Rights Institute's report, Left Behind: How Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Limits Children's Access to Education, by the Associated Press, April 11, 2014. The story was picked up by the The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Fox News and many others.

"Congress cries wolf on asylum fraud," an opinion piece in the Boston Globe, March 8, 2014, by Laila Hlass, L'17, mentioning Professors Andrew Schoenholtz and Philip Schrag.

"Should There Be a One-Year Time Limit on Asylum Claims?," coverage by ABC News, April 9, 2013, featuring Visiting Professor Andrew Schoenholtz.

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