Associate Professor of Law, Michael and Dianne Swygert Teaching Fellow
Geoffrey Heeren is an Associate Professor of Law and the Michael and Dianne Swygert Teaching Fellow at Valparaiso University Law School. He founded and directs the Immigration Law Clinic at the law school and also teaches Constitutional Law. The Clinic engages in direct representation and advocacy projects on behalf of immigrants, including asylum seekers and children. Prior to joining Valparaiso, Geoffrey was a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown Law, where he supervised students handling asylum hearings in the Immigration Court. Geoffrey first practiced immigration law at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, where he handled direct representation of immigrants in detention, federal appellate work, and affirmative civil rights litigation. While working as a legal aid attorney in Chicago, Geoffrey also taught asylum law as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. Geoffrey received his law degree from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.