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Henna Pithia
USC Gould School of Law

Henna Pithia

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: September 27, 2021




Henna Pithia is a visiting clinical assistant professor of law with the International Human Rights Clinic. Pithia graduated from the USC Gould School of Law in May 2015. During her time at USC Gould, she worked with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Human Rights Clinic. During her time with the IHRC, she advocated for human trafficking survivors, asylum applicants and unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Pithia found her clinical experience so meaningful that she stayed on as the clinic's first teaching fellow after graduation. In this position, she continued to hone her clinical skills and continued assisting asylum seekers and trafficking survivors in Los Angeles. Thereafter, Pithia became an asylum officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. As an asylum officer, Pithia adjudicated affirmative asylum and credible/reasonable fear applications. Pithia most recently spent time in Canada and Southern California working with immigration firms focused on employment and family based immigration processes. Pithia is excited to return to the clinic and be part of its meaningful and critical work. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

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Scott Altman
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"Why Parents' Interests Matter." Ethics 133 (forthcoming 2023): 271.

Jonathan Barnett
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"The China Innovation Challenge." Center for Strategic & International Studies interview, Washington, D.C.