Robert K McAndrews

Robert K McAndrews

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: 287 Lafayette-201
Phone: 978-542-6815
Resume: Robert K McAndrews [DOC 60KB]

Professional Biography

New England Schoolof Law, Boston,Massachusetts

J.D.,May 2002

Concentration: International Law


Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, NewYork

Ph.D., Social Science, August 1985

Concentration: Public Policy


Syracuse University, School of Social Work, Syracuse,New York

M.S.W.,Social Work, May 1971

Concentration: Community Organization and Planning



Professional Interests

Political Asylum/ImmigrationRepresentation Project, Boston, Massachusetts(2003-present)– an independent,non-profit corporation providing legal services to asylum seekers and individuals facing deportation.

North Shore CommunityMediation, Salem, Massachusetts(1995-present): Volunteer mediator in Salem District Court and Lynn Juvenile Court.

ASAPROSAR Development Fund,Inc.,Beverly, Massachusetts - an independent, non-profit corporation providingmaterial and financial support to ASAPROSAR (the Spanish acronym for theSalvadoran Association for Rural Health) in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Founding member, Board member since 1995.

The Holocaust Center, Boston North Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts - anindependent, non-profit corporation providing educational services concerningthe Holocaust, genocide, human rights, and bigotry. President, Board ofDirectors since 1998.

Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Massachusetts – Human rightsinvestigations and advocacy; member of the International Forensics Program,Disappeared Persons.

Pro-Búsqueda Association, San Salvador, El Salvador – Humanrights investigations and advocacy for disappeared persons; liaison representative forSalvadoran-Americans residing in the United States.




Salem State College,School of Social Work, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, Salem, Massachusetts, Professor of Social Work, (1992-present).

Center for Holocaust and Genoicde Studies, co-coordinator.

Social Work Courses: Practice II (macro): Human and CulturalDiversity; Older Adult and End-of-Life Care Policies and Programs;Social Research; Social Work and Law; Conflict Resolution.

Interdisciplinary StudiesCourses: Post-WWII Genocides; Human Rights and International Law; Genocide, War Crimes, and International Law; Refugee and Asylum Law, Policies, and Programs.


Selected Publications

Asylum Law Reform, New England Journal of International & Comparative Law, 8 (2002):103-124.

Memorandum of Law: International Law and State Practice Concerning Exclusions From RefugeeProtection of Accused Persons, Rwandan War Crimes Prosecution Office,Arusha, Tanzania, April 2002.

Selected Presentations

Panelist: HarvardUniversity Committee onHuman RightsStudies,Conference: “Children Without a State: A HumanRightsChallenge,” June2008.

Paperand Panelist: 2007 Policy Conference, Washington D.C.: “The Detention and Deportation of AsylumSeekers,” May 2007.

Paper:TheCenter for New North Carolinians, University ofNorthCarolina,Greensboro: “Critical Issues of Immigration, RefugeeandAsylumReform,” October 2007.

Article: SalemStatement: “El Salvador’s Civil War and thePursuit of Justice,” Fall 2007.


Personal Interests

American and Massachusetts BarAssociations                                                            

American Society of InternationalLaw                                                                                  

American ImmigrationLawyers Association

National LawyersGuild


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