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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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Emily Ryo was interviewed about how immigration shortfalls, like soaring housing prices, are fueling California’s population drop. “A whole assortment of the service sector area has been tremendously affected by a lack of immigrant labor that we haven’t really seen and is just really unprecedented,” she said. “Immigrant labor has been a huge part of the long-term home care sector, and a decline in the population in California has had a significant effect.”
“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.
Camille Gear Rich
“No More Boxes to Check: Imagining The Anti-Racist Law Firm,” NALP Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Thomas D. Lyon
“Disclosure Among Child Abuse Victims” (with K. London and M. Eisen), Fourth Zoom Psychology and Law Symposium: Children in Legal Settings, Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.