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Adjunct Associate Professor, Immigration Law
Meetu Dhar combines her experience and passion for immigrant rights in her teachings and work. With her specialty in family-based immigration and deportation defense, she has helped countless individuals and families remain in the United States and has assisted many on their pathway to citizenship. Experienced with removal defense, she vigorously advocates for clients in the courtroom. She teaches immigration law as a professor with the CUNY School of Professional Studies and is the Managing Attorney for the City Council Program at CUNY Citizenship NOW! Additionally, she is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. Meetu received her BA from the State University at Buffalo and her JD from Roger Williams School of Law, where she was the recipient of the John Birnberg Memorial Award, an accolade honoring one student from each graduating law class for their perseverance, determination, and dedication demonstrated throughout their entire law school career. Meetu uses these same principals in her career of advancing immigrant rights. Outside of her work, Meetu’s interests include scuba diving and yoga. While completing a judicial clerkship at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, she became a certified PADI scuba diver. Meetu is also a certified yoga instructor.