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Suzan M. Pritchett Profile

Director of Clinics & Experiential Learning

Associate Professor of Law

515-271-3391
suzan.pritchett@drake.edu

Education

JD - University of Iowa College of Law, with distinction, Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems

MA - University of Sussex (United Kingdom), first class honors

BA - Grinnell College

Areas of Expertise

Immigration Law, Clinics and Experiential Learning, International Human Rights, Gender and the Law

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor and Director of Clinics & Experiential Learning since 2018

Associate Professor and Director of Family & Immigrant Justice Clinic; Assistant Professor and Director of International Human Rights Clinic, University of Wyoming College of Law

Private practice representing non-citizens in all immigration matters before the federal government

Immigration Law Clerk/Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor, Department of Justice Honors Program - Executive Office for Immigration Review

Selected Publications

  • “Rewritten Judicial Opinion: Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018),” in Feminist Judgments: Re-written Family Law Opinions (Feminist Judgment Series), Rachel Rebouche, ed., Cambridge University Press (forthcoming Summer 2019).

  • Shielding the Deportable Outsider: Exploring the Rape Shield Law as Model Evidentiary Rule for Protecting U Visa Applicants as Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings, 40 Harv. J. L. Gender 401 (2017).

  • One in Fifty: Refugee Federalism and Wyoming, 17 Wyo. L. Rev. 273 (2017).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Invited presenter and public speaker on numerous immigration law and international human rights issues, including:
    • Shielding the Deportable Outsider, Presentation for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 3, 2017.
    • Spatialities of (In)justice: A Case Study of the International Criminal Courtroom as Contested Space, Presentation on the Feminist Legal Geography Panel, Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London, England, September 2, 2016.
    • One in Fifty: Wyoming and the Global Refugee Crisis, Speaker at Casper Humanities Festival, February 26, 2016; Live Broadcast, Wyoming Public Television, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Powell, Wyoming, March 24, 2016, http://video.wyomingpbs.org/video/2365702898/.
  • Wyoming Bar Champion of Justice Award 2017
  • University of Wyoming Extraordinary Merit Award 2016-17
  • Member of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education and Clinical Legal Education Association
  • Bar Admissions: New York (2008), Iowa (2009), Wyoming (2015), U.S. Supreme Court (2018)
 
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