J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
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. and M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University Law Center and a 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.
- August 2, 2010
Rachel Settlage led a panel discussion on the recent Supreme Court decision Padilla v. Kentucky at a Statewide Immigrant Rights Summit in Lansing, Mich., organized by the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.
- May 7, 2010
Rachel Settlage was a presenter for a concurrent session at the 2010 AALS Conference on clinical legal education titled "Uncovering: When and How to Incorporate Our Personal Critical Perspectives and Experiences in Clinical Teaching Across a Range of Critical Theory."
- March 16, 2010
Rachel Settlage along with Professor Jonathan Weinberg and students from the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, participated in a free immigration legal clinic for Haitians on March 6, 2010 in Lansing. The Clinic co-sponsored with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Project and Michigan Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
- March 16, 2010
Rachel Settlage hosted a "talk-back" on the subject of comprehensive immigration reform at the Matrix Theater on March 14, 2010 following a production of "Vanished."
- Rachel Settlage was interview on the Craig Fahle Show prior to serving as an event speaker at the Wayne Law Review's Immigration Reform Symposium.