Visiting Assistant Professor
Director, Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services (CARES)
Frances Kreimer is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services (CARES), in which students develop core advocacy skills by representing asylum seekers in immigration proceedings.
Before joining Villanova, Kreimer served as the co-director of the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program at Dolores Street Community Services in San Francisco, providing direct representation in removal proceedings in the San Francisco Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also represented the organization in amicus briefing and impact litigation, including FOIA and habeas litigation in the Northern District of California. Prior to Dolores Street, Kreimer served as a law clerk to Justice Goodwin Liu of the Supreme Court of California and to Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California. She holds a JD from New York University School of Law and a BA in Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University.
- Co-director, Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program, Dolores Street Community Services (San Francisco)
- Law Clerk, Justice Goodwin Liu, Supreme Court of California
- Law Clerk, Judge Lucy Koh, Northern District of California