Title/s: Salisbury Clinical Teaching Fellow in Child and Family Law
Office #: Corboy 1117
Hasti Barahmand joined the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic in July 2014 as a Salisbury Clinical Teaching Fellow. Prior to joining Loyola, Hasti was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Florida’s Children First where she designed and implemented the Crossover to Justice Project. In that capacity, Hasti provided client-directed representation to dual jurisdiction/crossover youth in dependency proceedings as well as collateral and administrative legal matters such as educational services, housing placements, and healthcare services. She worked closely with the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, providing specialized training for attorneys on dependency proceedings and crossover youth, while establishing special protocols for the office when representing this population.
Hasti has been active in social and legal issues unique to children in the delinquency and dependency systems throughout her undergraduate and legal education. Her background includes efforts to create support networks for children of parents battling substance abuse, special education compliance and advocacy, efforts towards creating a unified competency screening protocol, and advocacy for a nationally recognized right to counsel for children in dependency proceedings. During her undergraduate career, she was a member of the inaugural AmeriCorps-JusticeCorps class, providing legal information and workshops in the areas of eviction defense, divorce, child support, debt actions, and other small claims matters to pro se litigants. While in law school, Hasti participated in the University of Iowa Clinical Law Programs’ Family Representation and Immigration clinics, providing parents with representation in Child in Need of Assistance and termination of parental rights proceedings, permanent resident applications, and asylum hearings.
Hasti received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, from which she graduated with the Boyd Service Award for Highest Service Honors and the Antonia “D.J.” Miller Award for Advancement of Human Rights.