Dorian Needham


Dorian works to expand and enhance Immigration Equality’s pro bono asylum project for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.


His experience with the project began during his years at a major law firm in New York, where he devoted his pro bono hours to direct representation of asylum-seekers referred by Immigration Equality and appearing before USCIS and in removal proceedings. This work built upon his experience as a fellow in the Protection Unit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Japan. Dorian obtained his BA from Princeton University, as well as dual common- and civil-law degrees from McGill University, where he served as an Editor of the McGill Law Journal, Executive Editor of the McGill Journal of Law and Health, and General Coordinator of the Law Faculty’s Human Rights Working Group.

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