Judge Bruce Einhorn, director of Pepperdine's Asylum Clinic, recently authored a chapter in the book Refugee Roulette, edited by Paul Schrag of Georgetown Law Center and published by NYU Press. The book analyzes the challenge of dramatically disparate asylum grant rates among federal immigration judges across the United States.
"I am honored to have written a chapter of the book, discussing the disparity question from a judicial perspective and proposing some institutional changes that might ameliorate the problems that attend gross inconsistencies of decisions and improve asylum adjudication in general," says Einhorn, who served as a Federal Immigration Judge for 17 years before retiring in 2007.
Prior to his service on the court, Einhorn served as a special prosecutor and as chief of litigation for the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Investigations (OSI), where he conducted trial depositions and treaty negotiations in foreign countries and participated in appellate arguments in the U.S. Supreme and Federal Circuit Courts. Einhorn received his law degree from NYU Law School, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.
In addition to his record of public service, Einhorn is a longtime civil rights activist and Anti-Defamation League leader. Einhorn has taught War Crimes and Human Rights, and has received the David McKibben Excellence in Teaching Award. He teaches Asylum and Refugee Law and serves as the director of the law school's asylum clinic. Visit the Asylum Clinic.