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Sioban Albiol

Sioban Albiol serves as the Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic instructor and coordinator and as the Legal Resources Project director. Since joining the clinic in 2001, Professor Albiol has overseen the expansion of the Legal Resources Project from seven to 25 partner agencies. She previously served as associate director of the former Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center of Chicagos Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights (now known as the National Immigrant Justice Center, an immigrant legal services agency). Her responsibilities included supervising and training agency attorneys and accredited representatives, supervising a detention project and a naturalization hotline. Professor Albiol has represented low-income immigrants for more than 15 years and has served as managing attorney for one of the largest low-income immigration legal services providers in the Midwest. She has developed and conducted trainings for attorneys, accredited representatives and other legal service providers in various areas of immigration law. She is a former executive board member of the Chicago chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and also chaired the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Professor Albiol teaches the yearlong Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic.


BA, University of Texas Austin; JD, Loyola University of Chicago

Courses Taught

  • Immigration Law & Policy
  • Legal Clinic: Asylum/Immigration