PILA Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductees

Deborah Maranville

Professor Deborah Maranville directs the University of Washington School of Law’s Clinical Law Program and, in particular, its Unemployment Compensation Clinic. Professor Maranville began her legal career as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer. She then practiced law from 1975-1981 with Seattle and Evergreen Legal Services, eventually specializing in public benefits. Prof. Maranville now supports public interest work by serving as a primary advisor for the law school’s public service concentration track and by teaching the track’s core course, “Access to Justice.” She is a huge fan of PILA!

Professor Maranville has been active in public service both locally and nationally. She has served as a board member of Access to Justice’s Law School Relations and Delivery Services Committees and of the Committee for Indigent Representation and Civil Legal Equality (CIRCLE), and she formerly served as chair of the American Association of Law Schools’ Poverty Law Section. Professor Maranville’s academic writing is inspired by her past experience in public benefits law and by her interest in integrating experiential learning into legal education. Professor Maranville is a native of Shelton, Washington. She received her B.A. in history from Stanford University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Jay Stansell

Jay Stansell is a 1988 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and, since 1995, an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Seattle. He has been a local and national advocate for immigrant and refugee rights for 25 years. Prior to his work at the Federal Public Defender, Mr. Stansell served as a staff attorney at The Defender Association in King County, and then as a staff attorney at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. At the Federal Defender, Mr. Stansell was part of a team that represented over 1000 non-citizens facing indefinite detention by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, (now the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement). During that litigation, Mr. Stansell argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Kim Ho Ma in Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001), where the Court held that the INS could not indefinitely detain non-citizens who have been ordered deported and who cannot be returned to their countries of origin. Since the U.S. and Cambodia signed a repatriation agreement, Mr. Stansell has worked to insure the safety and human rights of individuals deported to Cambodia.

He and his wife, Dori Cahn, are authors of a chapter in Race, Culture, Psychology and Law, which deals with the Cambodian deportations. They have traveled frequently to Cambodia with their two sons and lived in Cambodia while Mr. Stansell taught at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh. Through his work at the Federal Defender, Mr. Stansell has represented hundreds of non-citizens accused of crimes, and has been particularly inspired by countless stories of struggle from immigrants who illegally entered the United States and were charged with immigration crimes.

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2011 PILA Hall of Fame Inductee Deborah Maranville
2011 Inductee: Deborah Maranville

2011 PILA Hall of Fame Inductee Jay Stansell
2011 Inductee: Jay Stansell