Anita Maddali

Associate Professor, Law

If you are looking for answers regarding immigration law, Anita Maddali has them. The associate professor of law and the director of Clinics at NIU College of Law writes and speaks about the unique issues faced by immigrant parents and children when immigration and family law intersect. Maddali knows what she’s talking about because she represented women and unaccompanied minors fleeing persecution from Latin American, African and Middle Eastern countries after law school. In addition, she litigated education, employment, and immigration cases in federal and state court for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and developed a poverty law clinic in Chicago.

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After graduating from Northwestern University College of Law, Maddali was an Equal Justice Works fellow and a clinical professor at the School of Law's Children and Family Justice Center. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School. Previously, she served on the Young Professionals Board of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic as well as the fundraising committee for Equip for Equality.

Subject areas:
Immigration law, including refugees/asylum seekers, undocumented immigrants, unaccompanied immigrant minors.


Contact information:

Anita Maddali
Office: 815-753-0207
Cell: 312-498-1727

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