Rebecca Robichaud is an assistant professor (clinical) and assistant director of externship programs. She began teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Wayne Law with the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic in 2012. She also taught the Public Interest Externship Colloquium course.
Robichaud is an experienced immigration attorney whose work focuses on asylum and removal defense. For more than a decade she worked with immigration clients from around the globe including Egypt, Yemen, Rwanda, Uganda, the Republic of Congo, El Salvador and Guatemala. In addition to her immigration work, she represented health law clients in a variety of matters as a partner in the firm Fehn, Robichaud & Colagiovanni. She worked with clients on contract issues, government audits and various litigation matters. Prior to that Robichaud served as the legal director at a local non-profit representing asylum seekers. She served as a post-graduate law clerk with the International Union of the United Auto Workers. During law school she worked with the Legal Aid and Defender Association in Detroit and the Office of the Child Advocate in Georgia as a law clerk.
Robichaud earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and her B.A in political theory and constitutional democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.
Degrees and Certifications
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
B.A., Michigan State University, James Madison College
co-led with Rachel Settlage a session at the 2018 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference on Oct. 6. The session was called, “Clinic and Externship Collaboration: Infrastructure for a Successful Experiential Education Program.”
wrote, "Traversing the Immigration Court in Light of the New Executive Order," for the Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here.