Deportation Research Clinic


Founding Director

Jacqueline Stevens, Professor, Political Science and Legal Studies


Clinic Team

Program Assistant: Austin Jenkins, Doctoral Student, Sociology

Undergraduate Research Assistants:

  • Matt Casler, Northwestern '20 - Data Analyst
  • Mia Grindon, Northwestern '20 - Project Manager
  • Isaiah Mendoza, Northwestern '19 - Research Analyst
  • Anya Patel, Northwestern '18 - Research Analyst
  • Katherine Tierney, Northwestern '19 - FOIA Controller
Communications Director: Abby Rosen

Former Team Members: Click here for a list of former clinic team members



In primary collaboration with civil rights attorney R. Andrew Free, Nashville, TN. Free's practice emphasizes government transparency and accountability. Free handles the Clinic's FOIA litigation and represents selected U.S. citizens with deportation orders who have contacted the Clinic, many on a pro bono basis.

Other collaborators include Northwestern Law School's Bluhm Legal Clinic and Clinical Associate Professor J. Samuel Tenenbaum; Cardozo Law School Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, Clinical Teaching Fellow Andrea Saenz; and Mark Fleming, Litigation Director, National Immigrant Justice Center.

Stevens is being represented in her civil rights lawsuit against the immigration judge in Atlanta who deported Mark Lyttle, William Cassidy, and other top officials at the Executive Office of Immigration Review, by Bruce Brown and Ray Lerer.