Soka University of America, 1 University Avenue, Aliso Viejo, California
Grand Reading Room, Ikeda Building, Room 400
A conversation with Professor Marisa S. Cianciarulo, Associate Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law and Tomas F. Crowder-Taraborrelli, Soka University of America
Screening of Sin País (dir. Theo Rigby, 2010, 20 min.)
Professor Cianciarulo is a specialist in clinical teaching and immigration law with a human rights focus. She is the Director of Chapman’s Family Violence Clinic, which she launched in 2007. Professor Cianciarulo taught in the Villanova Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services for three years prior to joining the faculty at Chapman. She previously served as a Staff Attorney with the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration in Washington, D.C., was a partner in a law firm specializing in immigration matters, and served as interim legal director of a non-profit immigration services provider in Arlington, Virginia. Professor Cianciarulo received her B.A. from the Catholic University of America, her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, and her M.A. from American University School of International Service. She teaches the Family Violence Clinic, Gender & the Law, Refugee Law and Remedies. She publishes on the intersection of gender and immigration with an emphasis on vulnerable immigrant populations.
Courses Taught: Family Violence Clinic and Gender & the Law, Refugee Law and Remedies