Dan Smulian joined the faculty in 2005. He teaches the Safe Harbor Project
, in which teams of students represent individuals in a range of cases affecting their immigration status and entitlements in the United States. Professor Smulian is also the Faculty Advisor to the Public Service Office. As Faculty Advisor he promotes student application to post graduate fellowships, assists in the design and teaching of skills based programing for students, and supports Sparer Fellows and is a liaison with the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Committee
, of which he is also a Member.
Professor Smulian has a strong background in public service lawyering. He served as the director of training and legal services at the New York Immigration Coalition, managing a statewide program that provides seminars and educational events on immigration law and immigrants’ rights issues for immigrant communities. Previously, he was associate director for legal services at Catholic Charities Department of Immigrant and Refugee Services. He has also served as a staff attorney at Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and for Queens Legal Services Corporation. Following law school, he was an IOLA Fellow with the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. in New York.