Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Helps Guinean Woman Win Asylum

The Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic recently helped a Guinean woman who faced persecution in her native country because of her religious beliefs, women’s rights advocacy, and public health work win asylum in the United States.

“The most meaningful aspect of this experience was the relationship that the client and I built over the course of representation,” says Yemaya Hanna, 3L, one of the student lawyers handling the case. “She is one of the strongest, most resilient people I have ever met, and she truly lights up every room she enters. I am humbled that she trusted our team to help her in the beginning of her journey in the United States."

Read more in a special online-only feature in the winter digital edition of Minnesota Law magazine.