People and Partners

The James H. Binger Center for New Americans was designed as a partnership among the Law School, the pro bono programs of three of Minnesota’s preeminent law firms, and our state’s leading immigration non-profit service providers. Through regular consultation and collaboration, the Center works with its partners and other community allies to understand community needs and to deliver high quality legal services.

Center Faculty & Staff

  • Benjamin Casper Sanchez ’97: Faculty Director; Professor, Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic
  • Deepinder Singh Mayell, Executive Director; Director, Education and Outreach Program
  • Linus Chan, Professor, Detainee Rights Clinic
  • Stephen Meili, Vaughan G. Papke Clinical Professor in Law and the Supervising Attorney in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic
  • Kathleen Moccio, Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law: Detainee Rights Clinic
  • Kjerstin Yager, Education and Outreach Program Coordinator
  • Lorena Anderson, Administrative Coordinator

Law Firm Partners

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Kelly A. Tautges

Robins Kaplan LLP
Michael D. Reif
Jenny Lee

Dorsey & Whitney
Larry McDonough
Alysia Zens

Non-profit Partners

The Advocates for Human Rights
Robin Phillips

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota 
Jenny Stohl Powell

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Alison Olson Cox
Greg Marita

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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