Maryellen Fullerton

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7925 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise

Asylum and Refugee Law
Civil Procedure
Human Rights Law
International Law
Federal Courts
Immigration Law

Education
B.A., Duke University
J.D., Antioch School of Law

Arizona Daily Star: Palestinian refugees in limbo after 7,000-mile journey to US border

3/1/2016

Professor Maryellen Fullerton breaks down the statistics on approximately how many stateless people apply for asylum in the United States.

“Spare the Rhetoric and Save the Refugees,” Argues Professor Maryellen Fullerton in Orlando Sentinel Op-ed

12/17/2015

In an op-ed that appears in the Dec. 16 edition of the Orlando Sentinel, Professor Maryellen Fullerton points to examples of major refugee crises – the Mariel refugee crisis of 1980, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the fall of Saigon – to argue that the United States needs to act quickly to allow Syrian refugees into the country.

The Riverdale Press: Some Riverdalians must cope with stateless status

10/29/2015

Professor Maryellen Fullerton estimates there are roughly 4,000 stateless people in the U.S. — a relatively small number, "but if you’re one of the 4,000, it doesn’t seem small at all.”

ImmigrationProfBlog: Immigration Article of the Day: Comparative Perspectives on Statelessness and Persecution by Maryellen Fullerton

6/2/2015

Professor Maryellen Fullerton’s Kansas Law Review article “Comparative Perspectives on Statelessness and Persecution” is covered by the ImmigrationProf bloggers.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Officials, Legal Experts Weigh in on Obama’s Immigration Order

11/26/2014

Professor Maryellen Fullerton offers insight on President Obama’s Immigration Order.

Professor Maryellen Fullerton on NPR to Discuss Edward Snowden’s Future Challenges

8/2/2014
In a radio interview with NPR’s Marketplace, Professor Maryellen Fullerton commented on Edward Snowden’s attempt to continue to live in Russia and the challenges he might face.

Professor Maryellen Fullerton on ‘Failed’ Cuba Embargo in Orlando Sentinel Op-Ed

5/23/2014
Cuba’s revised migration law is further reason to end the “failed” U.S. embargo, according to Professor Maryellen Fullerton in a thought-provoking new op-ed.

Professor Maryellen Fullerton Receives Fulbright Scholarship

4/5/2012

The U.S. Fulbright program announced that Professor Maryellen Fullerton, a scholar in comparative refugee law, has been appointed to the Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento during the 2012-2013 academic year. This is Professor Fullerton’s second Fulbright Award.

New Article from Professor Fullerton Mentioned on Law Professors Blog

11/22/2009
ImmigrationProf Blog mentioned Professor Maryellen Fullerton's new paper "A Tale of Two Decades: War Refugees and Asylum Policy in the European Union," which can be found on the Social Science Research Network (www.ssrn.com). The article describes the Common European Asylum System in order to broaden policy debates on immigration and asylum in the United States.

Professor Maryellen Fullerton Participates in Holocaust Studies Seminar

6/5/2007
Professor Maryellen Fullerton recently participated in the 2007 Silberman Seminar for Law Faculty, titled “The Impact and Legacy of the Holocaust on the Law,” which was organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.