Professor Meili is Director of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where students represent asylum-seekers and detainees. He also teaches Immigration Law, Civil Procedure, and Practice and Professionalism. Stephen Meili’s scholarship focuses on the rights of non-citizens. His current project analyses the impact of international human rights treaties on asylum law jurisprudence and practice in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. During the 2012-13 academic year, he will be an Academic Visitor at the Faculty of Law and a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.

Publications/recent projects

  • U.S. Refugee Resettlement Policy and International Human Rights Obligations: A Mixed Record, 2 International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 1 (2016)
  • Do Human Rights Treaties Matter?: Judicial Responses to the Detention of Asylum-Seekers in the United States and the United Kingdom, 48 New York University Journal of International Law & Politics 209 (2015)
  • Do Human Rights Treaties Help Asylum-Seekers?: Lessons from the United Kingdom, 48 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 123 (2015)