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Blaine Bookey

Visiting Assistant Professor and Legal Director, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies


Blaine oversees strategic litigation, policy and advocacy, and research on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers, as well as provision of technical assistance and training to attorneys across the country. Blaine also teaches courses in human rights as an Adjunct Professor at UC Law SF.

Prior to joining CGRS, Blaine served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the Third Circuit and as a fellow with the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port au Prince, Haiti. Before law school, she worked as an immigration paralegal for several years.


  • University of Oxford Faculty of Law
    M.S. in International Human Rights Law Candidate (expected completion 2024)

  • UC Law SF College of the Law
    J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

  • Northwestern University
    B.A. in Social Policy and Gender Studies


  • Top Women Lawyers in California, Daily Journal

  • David Carliner Public Interest Award, American Constitution Society


  • Human Rights - Rule of Law in Haiti
  • International Human Rights