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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law699 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.
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Robin Craig was cited in an article about Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Sacketts are challenging the EPA's authority to regulate the use of their land under the Clean Water Act. Even if a given parcel (such as the Sackett's property) is not part of the "waters of the United States," activities on that parcel that result in pollution reaching regulated waters could be sufficient to subject such activities to federal regulation, she said. Please note this is a citation of a blog post by Craig on the American College of Environmental Lawyers website.
"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.
"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).