Immigrant Justice Clinic Director
Office: Room 1342, Law School
J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Recently Taught Courses
854 Clinical Program: Immigrant Justice Clinic
Benjamin Harville is a Clinical Instructor and Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic. The Immigrant Justice Clinic works to meet the legal needs of Wisconsin's underserved immigrant community while training law students in cutting-edge aspects of immigration law. Students who participate in IJC provide direct representation to non-citizens who are requesting relief from deportation. This may include filing applications for humanitarian relief available to non-citizen victims of crime, persecution, and human trafficking, or defending non-citizens facing removal in Immigration Court. Students also make monthly visits to the Dodge County Detention Center in Juneau, Wisconsin, to conduct intakes and provide legal assistance to non-citizens detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Benjamin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law, where he was the recipient of the Paul Marcus Public Interest Fellowship and the S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award. His article, "Ensuring Protection or Opening the Floodgates?: Refugee Law and its Application to those Fleeing Drug Violence in Mexico" was published in the Fall 2012 edition of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.
Previously, Benjamin was the Senior Staff Attorney for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, Arizona. The Florence Project is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to non-citizens in immigration custody in central Arizona.