Representing Survivors of Domestic Violence Sexual Assault In Petitions For Asylum

Presented By: The Public Law Center & Chapman Law School

Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chapman Law School
One University Drive, Room 237A, Orange, CA 92866


  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm: Asylum Law – Definitions and Requirements
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm: Withholding of Removal and Convention Against Torture Claims
  • 6:30 – 6:45 pm: Break
  • 6:45 – 7:30 pm: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Based Asylum Claims – Formulating an Effective Particular Social Group and Identifying Possible Political Opinion Claims
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm: Current Challenges to DV Based Asylum – Matter of AB, Immigration Detention, Lack of Counsel


Professor Julie Marzouk
Co-Director, Aitken Family Protection Center
Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

The Public Law Center and the Aitken Family Protection Clinic at Chapman University Fowler School of Law presents a 2.0 hour CLE training on effectively representing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in petitions for asylum and related immigration relief. The training is appropriate in taking their first asylum case, but will also cover more advanced issues relevant for experienced practitioners of pro bono attorneys looking to engage in the complexities that arise in domestic violence related applications. The material will encompass recent changes in policy and practice under the Trump Administration and how suck shifts should be considered when litigating asylum cases.


Grace Landa,

Approved for 2.0 CLE Hrs.
Food will be provided

Cost: Free*

*Cost is free for practitioners with the commitment to help in at lease 1 PLC pro bono case within the next year.