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Girl Scouts of Suffolk County and Touro Law Center Announce New Justice Patch Program
Posted On April 17, 2015
Touro Law Center and Girl Scouts of Suffolk County have announced an all-new Justice Patch Program.... Read More
Leading New York Practice Scholar Plans to Visit Touro Law in the Fall – Professor Patrick Connors Appointed Scholar in Residence
Posted On April 14, 2015
Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Professor Patrick Connors has been... Read More
Touro Law To Host Inaugural Long Island Resiliency Conference
Posted On April 8, 2015
Touro Law Center will host the first-ever conference focusing on the role of local law and policy so... Read More

Michelle Caldera-Kopf

Staff Attorney, Civil Rights Litigation Clinic & Adjunct Professor of Law




Contact Info
Email: mcaldera@tourolaw.edu
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Room: CL105
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Biography
Michelle Caldera-Kopf is the Staff Attorney in Touro Law Center’s Civil Rights Clinic, where she represents people with mental illness in federal civil rights cases. Before joining the Clinic, she spent four years as the William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Connecticut Law School, where she supervised students representing asylum seekers in before the immigration courts, and taught Asylum Law and International Human Rights Law. She spent four years at the New York Association for New Americans, representing immigrants at all levels of the immigration process, including before the Immigration Service, in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Her practice focused mainly on asylum, Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, and on naturalization for people with disabilities. She has also served as an Instructor at the Nizhny Novgorod State University Law School, in Russia, and as the Leonard H. Sandler Fellow at Human Rights Watch. She graduated from Claremont McKenna College, in California, and from Columbia Law School in 1998. Before law school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Craiova, Romania.



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Immigration Law

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