Appellate Litigation Clinic wins case in Ninth Circuit

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Appellate Litigation Clinic has won one of its cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Arellano Herrera v. Barr, third-year student Jason N. Sigalos argued for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture with the main issues being whether the clinic's client could relocate and whether a government official would acquiesce to her torture. Sigalos co-wrote the briefs with fellow third-year student Mollie M. Fiero and 2020 graduate John Lex Kenerly IV. Notably, this was the first virtual oral argument for the clinic and its students.