Geoffrey Heeren
Assistant Professor of Law




Geoffrey Heeren is the founder and director of the Valparaiso Immigration Clinic, which engages in direct representation and advocacy projects on behalf of immigrants, including asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents of the United States. 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 a wide range of cases and advocacy work, including 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 an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago and ran a monthly litigation roundtable for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.