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Daniel Kanstroom

Photo of Prof. Daniel Kanstroom Boston College Law School
email: kanstroo@bc.edu 

Daniel Kanstroom is Professor of Law, the Director of the International Human Rights Program, and an Associate Director of the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice. He teaches Immigration and Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, Administrative Law, and the International Human Rights Semester in Practice. He has been a visiting professor at Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (Boulogne sur Mer). He has published widely in the fields of U.S. immigration law, criminal law, and European citizenship and asylum law in such venues as the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Journal of International Law, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and the French Gazette du Palais.  His most recent book, Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History, was published in 2007 by Harvard University Press.

Professor Kanstroom is the founder and director of the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Clinic, in which students represent indigent non-citizens and asylum-seekers. He is also on the Board of the Directors of the PAIR Project, and was rapporteur for the American Branch of the Refugee Law Section of the International Law Association. He has extensive experience litigating immigration and asylum cases at every level of the U.S. legal system. Professor Kanstroom completed his B.A. at State University of New York at Binghamton, his J.D. at Northeastern University, and his LL.M. at Harvard University.