Practitioner-in-Residence and Supervising Attorney, Human Rights Clinic
J.D. 2006, American University, Washington College of Law
M.A. 2000, Boston University
B.A. 1997, St. Norbert College
Kelleen Corrigan is Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer and Supervising Attorney at the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic.
Corrigan comes to the University of Miami from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where she headed the refugee status determination units in South Sudan and Lebanon, and worked as a protection officer in Colombia.
Prior to joining UNHCR, Corrigan was a detention attorney with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC - now Americans for Immigrant Justice) in Miami. Initially an Equal Justice Works Fellow, Corrigan focused primarily on providing legal representation and advocacy on behalf of detained immigrant women facing deportation.
Previously, she served as an international volunteer with Peace Brigades International (PBI) in Bogotá, Colombia and subsequently served on the board of PBI in the United States.
Corrigan graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law, where she participated in the International Human Rights Law Clinic and the UN Committee Against Torture Project, co-founded Alternative Spring Break, and worked on the Human Rights Brief and International Law Review.
Corrigan also has a dual Master's Degree from Boston University in International Relations and International Communication.