Niels W. Frenzen
University of Southern California
Niels Frenzen specializes in immigration and refugee law and is director of the USC Gould School of Law Immigration Clinic, which provides legal representation, pursuant to student practice rules, to transgender, gay, and bisexual immigrants seeking asylum or protection under the Convention Against Torture. Clinic students represent clients in other types of cases as well, including Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) immigrant visa petitions, crime victim visas (U visa status petitions), general deportation defense, and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Frenzen has represented many asylum seekers and other immigrants and has litigated both federal court cases challenging the mistreatment of noncitizens and immigration court national security cases involving classified evidence.