Faculty Directory

Hemanth C. Gundavaram

Clinical Professor and Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic; Interim Director, Clinical Programs

Boston University, BS 2000
Boston University School of Law, JD 2004

Professor Gundavaram joined the Northeastern University School of Law faculty in 2014. He is the co-founder and director of the school’s Immigrant Justice Clinic. In the clinic, attorneys and students represent non-citizen clients in their claims for asylum, permanent residence, release from immigration detention and other forms of relief. He also teaches Immigration Law and Administrative Law. Prior to joining the Northeastern community, he completed a teaching fellowship in the Boston University School of Law Immigrants’ Rights Clinic.

Professor Gundavaram received his law degree from Boston University School of Law and his BS in journalism from Boston University College of Communication. After law school, he joined the global law firm of Mintz as a litigation associate. He then served as an attorney at the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit before transitioning to full-time teaching.

In 2019, Professor Gundavaram was voted the law school’s professor of the year, gave the faculty commencement address at graduation and received the faculty service award. A frequent public speaker on immigration law, he has appeared on Fox News (Tucker Carlson Tonight), NPR (All Things Considered), WCVB (CityLine), NECN (The Take) and WGBH (Greater Boston). He has also been quoted in various news outlets, including Politico, USA Today, Politifact and The Christian Science Monitor.

Fields of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Immigration Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Litigation
  • Social Justice

Selected Works