Wayne State University
Rachel Settlage
Rachel Settlage
Assistant Professor of Law; Director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
Room 1227
(313) 577-1897


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
M.S.F.S., Georgetown University
B.A., University of California, Berkeley


Assistant Professor Rachel Settlage directs the Wayne Law Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, and teaches Immigration and Nationality Law. She most recently served as a clinical fellow with the University of Baltimore School of Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic. She also has practiced law at the Asylum Program of Southern Arizona; served as a senior researcher at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian; and served as a foreign affairs officer/senior editor at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Settlage earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her publications are in the family areas of immigration and human rights law.





January 31, 2011
Rachel Settlage led a training Jan. 22 organized by the Washtenaw County Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR) for law students and WICIR advocates interested in presenting "Know Your Rights" workshops on ICE Raids in the community. The training took place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Ypsilanti and was attended by more than 40 community advocates and volunteers.

January 7, 2011
Rachel Settlage served as one of two trainers at an asylum law training on Nov. 19, 2010. Twenty-three lawyers gathered at Freedom House in Detroit to attend the training, which was sponsored by MIRC, Freedom House, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, and the National Immigrant Justice Center.

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