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J.D., New England Law | Boston

Professor Bearat has practiced in New York City for the past 7 years, and most recently prior to joining Albany Law School was a Senior Staff Attorney and Coordinating Attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group. Professor Bearat represented survivors of domestic violence in Family and Supreme Court in cases involving divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation and family offenses. Professor Bearat worked closely with clients from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) immigrant communities to help clients understand and navigate the legal system while remaining sensitive to cultural differences and issues. Prior to joining NYLAG, Professor Bearat was a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society where she represented tenants in their housing court proceedings in the Bronx. Professor Bearat received her J.D. from New England Law | Boston in 2014 where she was on the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court and did research at the Harvard Kennedy School Carr Center for Human Rights on violence against women and girls in the MENA region and focusing specifically on early and forced marriages.

Hayat Bearat

Hayat Bearat

Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Family Violence Litigation Clinic