Andrew Schoenholtz

Professor from Practice

Dr. Andrew I. Schoenholtz is a Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Human Rights Institute and the Center for Applied Legal Studies, an asylum clinic. He also directs the law students studying for ISIM's Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies.  He has taught courses on Refugee Law and Policy, Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies, and Immigration Law and Policy, as well as a practicum on the rights of detained immigrants.  Prior to teaching at Georgetown, Professor Schoenholtz served as Deputy Director of the US Commission on Immigration Reform.  He also practiced immigration, asylum, and international law with the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling.  He has conducted fact-finding missions in Haiti, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Malawi, and Zambia to study root causes of forced migration, refugee protection, long-term solutions to mass migration emergencies, and humanitarian relief operations.

Professor Schoenholtz researches and writes regularly on refugee law and policy. His publications include:  The New Refugees and the Old Treaty:  Persecutors and Persecuted in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming); Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (co-author); Rejecting Refugees: Homeland Security's Administration of the One-Year Bar to Asylum (co-author); Refugee Roulette:  Disparities in Asylum Adjudication (co-author); Refugee Protection in the United States Post-September 11th; The Uprooted:  Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration (chapter on “Improving Legal Frameworks”); and Aiding and Abetting Persecutors: The Seizure and Return of Haitian Refugees in Violation of the UN Refugee Convention and Protocol.

Dr. Schoenholtz holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Brown University. He can be reached by email here, his Georgetown Law profile can be viewed here and his Explore Georgetown profile can be viewed here