Prof. Steve Meili Named Inaugural James H. Binger Professor in Clinical Law
Associate Professor Steve Meili has been named the inaugural James H. Binger Professor in Clinical Law.
Meili, who entered law teaching in 1991, joined the Law School faculty in 2008 as a clinical professor. He received tenure as an associate professor in 2018.
Meili writes and teaches about the rights of noncitizens, particularly those seeking asylum. He also serves as director of the Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where students represent asylum-seekers and trafficking victims, as a part of the James H. Binger Center for New Americans. The Law School established the James H. Binger Center for New Americans—the first of its kind in the nation—in 2013 with a generous gift from the Robina Foundation. The Center expands urgently needed legal services for noncitizens, pursues litigation to improve our nation’s immigration laws, and supports noncitizens in the region through education and community outreach.
Meili’s law review articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, the New York University Journal of International Law, and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. At the Law School, he was awarded the Law School’s Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Teacher of the Year Award in 2011 and held the Vaughn G. Papke Clinical Professorship in Law from 2012 to 2014.
“Professor Meili is a universally admired clinical teacher and scholar known for his work on asylum law,” said Dean Garry W. Jenkins. “I am thrilled to recognize his work, his important client representation through the Binger Center, and the ways he regularly inspires students.”