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Daniel Kanstroom

professor of law & thomas f. carney distinguished scholar
associate director of the boston college center for human rights & international justice

Daniel Kanstroom 

Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Telephone: 617-552-0880
















Daniel Kanstroom is Professor of Law, Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, 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.   Professor Kanstroom was the founder of the Boston College Immigration and Asylum clinic in which students represent indigent noncitizens and asylum-seekers. Together with his students, he has won many high-profile immigration and asylum cases and has provided counsel for hundreds of clients over more than a decade. He and his students have also written amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court, organized innumerable public presentations in schools, churches, community centers, courts and prisons, and have advised many community groups. He was a co-founder of the Immigration Spring Break Trips, where students work on immigration law cases during their Spring Break. Professor Kanstroom’s newest initiative, the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, seeks to conceptualize and develop a new field of law while representing US deportees abroad and undertaking empirical study of the effects of deportation on families and communities.



A.B., State University of New York at Binghamton
J.D., Northeastern University
LL.M., Harvard University


Fall  2015: International Human Rights, Constitutional Law II
Spring 2016:  Semester in Practice: International Human Rights, Semester in Practice: International Human Rights Seminar