Mimi Marton, JD/MSW
Professor Marton is the Director of TU's Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network ("TIRN"), a post graduate fellowship program in which recent law school graduates represent Tulsa's non-citizen population in immigration matters. Fellows receive two years of hands-on experience accompanied by supervision, training and mentoring. TIRN also provides training and networking with local attorneys who are interested in working on immigration matters pro bono and community advocacy on immigration issues that impact Tulsa's immigrant community.
Professor Marton joined the faculty of TU College of Law in July 2014. Her expertise and scholarly work is the intersection between the law and mental health of all parties in an immigration proceedings, clients, attorneys or law students, adjudicators and government attorneys, and the impact that intersection can have on legal proceedings. As a Masters of Social Work, Professor Marton co-founded and provided direct supervision in the University of Connecticut School of Law Asylum and Human Rights Clinic's interdisciplinary program in which graduate social work students did an internship at the Asylum Clinic as part of the clients' legal teams. For the past two years, Professor Marton has conducted semi-structured interviews of law, mental health and social work students, lawyers and mental health professions and several clients on the mental health and social work issues these populations experienced. Interviewees also provided testimonies about their experience working cross-professionally and the necessities and negatives about interdisciplinary collaborations. In a chapter entitled Beyond Expert Witnessing – The Necessity of Interdisciplinary Practice in Sexual Violence Asylum Claims (to be published in the upcoming Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony, eds. Benjamin N. Lawrance and Galya Ruffer, publisher Cambridge University Press), Professor Marton discusses the impact of non-legal issues in asylum representations of rape survivors.
Before joining the TU faculty, Professor Marton was the William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Law Asylum and Human Rights Clinic. In addition to supervising the interdisciplinary program, Professor Marton co-taught the course component of the Asylum Clinic and supervised students representing noncitizens fleeing from persecution and torture in their home countries. Professor Marton focused on those fleeing from gender-based violence, including rape, domestic violence and LGBT persecution, gang violence and unaccompanied minors.
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