Shiu-Ming Cheer co-teaches the Immigrants’ Rights Policy Clinic. She has nearly twenty years of experience in the field of Immigration Law and Immigrants’ Rights. She is currently the Director of Movement Building & Strategic Partnerships at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), where she also served as Senior Staff Attorney and Field Coordinator since 2011. She was a former Soros Justice Fellow and also has worked with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, the South Asian Network, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project. She specializes in policy advocacy related to immigration enforcement and access to status issues.
Cheer earned her B.A. summa cum laude from UC Berkeley, and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a specialization from the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy. During law school, she was Special Features Editor for the Asian Pacific American Law Journal.