Director, Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Program
and Clinical Professor of Law
Evangeline Abriel joined Santa Clara University School of Law as a Legal Analysis, Research and Writing instructor in 2003, and currently serves as the director of the LARAW department. She speaks and writes regularly on immigration law matters, particularly on immigration relief for victims of abuse and crime.
Prior to joining the Santa Clara law faculty, Professor Abriel spent a year in Perth, Western Australia, where she taught at Notre Dame University School of Law and served as a consultant to the Murdoch University Law School Clinic in 1999. Upon returning to the United States, she was a senior attorney with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in San Francisco. Professor Abriel also served as a clinical professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans from 1983 until 1999, where she practiced law with her students in the areas of immigration, juvenile, domestic, and federal civil rights law; directed the Street Law program; and directed the Mobile Immigration Law Clinic.
Professor Abriel is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.
- Appellate Lawyer Representative, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2012 – present.
- Certificate of Appreciation, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for contribution to the Court’s Pro Bono Project, March 2009.
- Public Interest and Social Justice Recognition Award, Center for Social Justice and Public Service, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2007.
- LARAW Instructor of the Year, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2007.
- International Commission of Jurists, West Australian Branch, East Timor Documentation Project, Training and Evidence-Gathering Subcommittees, September 1999 - July 2000
- Gillis Long Public Service Award, 1996, New Orleans, LA
- Loyola Law School Clinic Distinguished Service Award, 1993
- Access to Justice Committee, Louisiana State Bar, 1995 – 1999
- Advisory Committee, Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education, 1996 - 1999
- Co-convener, Immigration Law Subcommittee, Ninth Circuit Gender Bias Task Force (May 1991 - August 1992), Los Angeles, CA
- Member, Advisory Council, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Washington Regional Office, March 1989-90
- Member, Board of Directors, Ecumenical Immigration Services, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, 1982-1990
Bannan Hall 310C
J.D., Tulane Law School
B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane University