Chris Opila

Chris Opila

Notes Editor

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College and a certificate in Arabic Language and Literature from the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) Program at the American University of Cairo. Prior to law school, he worked in Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia as a refugee resettlement advocate, caseworker, and officer for St. Andrew’s Refugee Services, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the UNHCR, and the US Refugee Admissions Program. At Michigan Law, Chris is the Notes Editor of RefLaw, serves on the boards of the National Lawyers Guild and the Organization for Public Interest Students, and is a resident of the Michigan Branch of the Teluride Association. His academic interests lie in the intersections of criminal, humanitarian, immigration, and refugee law. He spent his summers at Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coaltion and will be clerking for the Honorable Gregory Wormuth at the U.S. District Court of New Mexico in Las Cruces, NM after graduation.