Goeff-HGeoffrey Heeren
Associate Professor of Law


Geoffrey Heeren is the founder and director of the Valparaiso University Law School Immigration Clinic. 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 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.