It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Uzma Burney as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Uzma joined an immigration firm in 2012 after completing a clerkship at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Her research interests include public international law, state sovereignty, global migration, refugee and asylum law, and the migration of skilled labor. Prior to her time at the ICJ, Uzma represented individuals in U Visa, VAWA, Asylum and family-based proceedings while working at the Victim Rights Law Center, a non-profit in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Uzma graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School where she received her J.D. She is also a graduate of Rice University, with an M.A. in History, and Smith College, where she earned an A.B. in History. She has lived in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
Uzma’s first post will discuss the child migrant crisis and the obligation of non-refoulement. Heartfelt welcome!