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Nicole Hallett

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
University at Buffalo School of Law


Immigration law, asylum, workers’ rights, civil rights, housing law

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Nicole Hallett is director of the UB School of Law’s Community Justice Clinic, which represents low-income residents of Buffalo on matters related to immigration, workers' rights, civil rights and housing. She also directs the law school’s U.S.-Mexico Border Clinic, an experiential learning course that takes students to the border to represent asylum-seekers.

Hallett’s research focuses on the intersection between immigration, labor and employment law. She is broadly interested in how law can promote or impede collective action and power-building in communities.

Hallett can speak to the media about numerous aspects of immigration law, ranging from asylum and deportation to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and laws that give undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a driver’s license. She can also discuss a variety of issues related to workers’ rights and low-wage employment.


Nicole Hallett, JD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Director of the Community Justice Clinic
Director of the U.S.-Mexico Border Clinic

University at Buffalo School of Law