wo Quinnipiac Law students developed a unique perspective on human migration, refugee policy and global ethics during a two-week experiential learning and immersion trip this summer at the University of Oxford in England and Lesvos, Greece.
Taylor Matook, JD ’19, and Amina Seyal, JD ’19, began their experience by completing a one-week intensive workshop at Oxford before conducting fieldwork with refugees on the island of Lesvos. Associate Professor Sheila Hayre, who teaches Immigration and Naturalization Law and supervises students in our Civil Justice Clinic, accompanied Matook and Seyal on the trip.
They studied migration, refugee health care, economic security, sexual violence, water, and habitat and humanitarian policy. They also examined emerging issues in human rights law — including conflict trends, human rights during and after conflict and humanitarian responses. They discussed living conditions in refugee camps, specifically how refugees — including those from Syria and Palestine — from all over the world are detained and housed.