John Willshire Carrera
Lecturer on Law, and Senior Clinical Instructor
Harvard Law School
John Willshire Carrera, co-managing director of HIRC at Greater Boston Legal Services, as well as lecturer on law and senior clinical instructor at HLS. He is a nationally known researcher and practitioner with numerous high-profile immigration and asylum litigation victories to his credit. In 1987, he directed the Ford Foundation national research and organizing project on implementation of Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court decision that established the right of all immigrant students to a public education in the United States. He has received the Dow-Gardner-Landrum Award for outstanding commitment to legal services to the poor and the annual legal services attorney award from the Massachusetts Bar Association, among others.