Ramzi Kassem is a legal scholar and lawyer. He is Professor of Law at the City University of New York where he directs the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic and the CLEAR project. With his students, he represents prisoners of various nationalities held at American detention facilities globally as well as New Yorkers who find themselves in the crosshairs of the sprawling U.S. security state. Before joining the CUNY law faculty in 2009, Kassem was a lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. His interests include the legal and policy responses to the September 11th attacks and other real or perceived national security crises, the rights of minorities and non-citizens, and international humanitarian law.