Rebecca Feldmann directs and teaches the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services (CARES), in which students develop core advocacy skills by representing refugees in immigration proceedings. Prior to joining the Villanova Law faculty, Professor Feldmann taught at Seton Hall’s Immigrants’ Rights & International Human Rights Clinic and was a Clinical Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney at Georgetown Law’s asylum clinic, the Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS). Professor Feldmann has supervised students representing asylum seekers in hearings before the Baltimore, Arlington, Newark and New York Immigration Courts. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law, where she coached the Jessup International Moot Court team and developed a course on International Courts & Tribunals. Her teaching and scholarship interests focus on immigration law and policy, the intersection of asylum law and public international law, and due process for asylum-seekers.
Previously, Professor Feldmann was an attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, where she represented low-income immigrants and their U.S. citizen family members in a variety of immigration proceedings. She has affirmatively litigated cases in the Eastern District of Missouri and has argued before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently co-chairs the New Members Division of the Philadelphia AILA Chapter. Professor Feldmann earned her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.