Annie Lai

Clinical Professor of Law
Annie Lai


Immigration law, workers' rights, civil rights, criminal procedure, legislative advocacy


Professor Lai teaches and practices in the areas of civil and immigrant rights. She believes that law school clinics have a unique role to play in advancing individual and collective demands for dignity and equality by immigrants, communities of color and youth. She aims to help students develop the strategic vision, faculties and knowledge necessary to be excellent advocates for these communities.

Professor Lai previously served as a clinical teaching fellow at Yale Law School. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona, where she litigated cases concerning local immigration enforcement, police misconduct, religious freedom and prisoners' rights.

Current Courses:

Immigration Law & Policy, Advanced Immigrant Rights Clinic, Advanced Immigrant Rights Clinic WWCImmigrant Rights Clinic

Prior Courses:

Immigrant Rights Clinic, Advanced Immigrant Rights Clinic, Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, Immigration Legal Services Clinic, Noncitizens in the Criminal Justice System, Fact Investigation