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Joan Foley Named Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Professor of Health Law & Policy
Posted On July 20, 2015
Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Joan Foley has... Read More
Patricia Salkin Named Interim Provost for Graduate and Professional Division at Touro College
Posted On July 13, 2015
Patricia E. Salkin, dean of the Touro Law Center, was appointed the Touro Graduate and Professional... Read More
Touro Law Adds More Than $200,000 in Student Scholarship Support
Posted On July 2, 2015
Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce several new named and endowed scholarsh... Read More
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Michelle Caldera-Kopf

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




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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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