John Robert Egan

John Robert Egan

  • Immigration Law
  • Hawaii
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John Robert Egan is an experienced Immigration Attorney, and has served as the Chairperson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hawaii Chapter in 2008-2009. His immigration law practice experience includes two and a half years as supervising attorney of the Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). His university teaching experience includes five years developing curricula and teaching about Humanitarian Law and Assistance in the Program on Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance at UHM. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University.

In the early 1990s John worked as a Field Officer for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, serving in posts in Malawi and Mozambique. This experience, working to ameliorate the impacts of large-scale forced migration provided a strong motivation to learn the international laws and protocols related to migration. He continues to take on a small number of refugee and asylum cases on a pro bono publico basis, as a community service.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
  • Does Not Currently Practice Law
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Japanese: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
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Samuel Soifer Social Justice Award
University of Hawaii, Richarson School of Law
Award given to UHLaw faculty member for involvement in the delivery of legal services or the promotion of social justice issues.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Hawaii Chapter Chair 2008-2009
- Current
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Hawaii State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Serving Immigrant Clients, Access to Justice Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii Access to Justice Foundation
Panel discussion, subject matter expert
Immigrant Rights, Hawaii State Bar Assn, Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii State Bar Association
Panel discussion, subject matter expert
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Contact & Map
Wm. S. Richardson School of Law
2515 Dole Street
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822
Telephone: (808) 956-4092
Notice: By appointment only
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