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Michael Wishnie

Michael J. Wishnie is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School.  Wishnie’s teaching, scholarship, and law practice have focused on immigration, labor & employment, habeas corpus, civil rights, and administrative law.  For years, Wishnie and his students have represented grassroots organizations in a range of litigation, legislative, media, and community education matters.  He is also a Non-Resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute and frequently handles cases as a cooperating attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project.  He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Judge H. Lee Sarokin of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to Justices Harry A. Blackmun and Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court.  He and his students have litigated numerous case involving local immigration enforcement, and represented community organizations advocating on local enforcement ordinances.