Dagmar R. Myslinska

Associate Professor, Creighton University School of Law

Dr. Dagmar Myslinska teaches at Creighton University Law School. She had previously taught at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she founded and directed the Immigration Law & Policy Clinic, and at various law schools in the U.S. and abroad, including at the London School of Economics, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, and Temple University School of Law (Tokyo campus).

Earlier in her career, after being admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars, Prof. Myslinska practiced at Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies Schiller & Flexner in NYC. She has represented numerous asylum applicants, including detained persons, from a variety of countries and regions, including Tibet, Myanmar, Russia, Guatemala, Mexico, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Ivory Coast. Her scholarly work has been published in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (peer-reviewed), Tulane Law Review, Pace Law Review, and UMKC Law Review, among others. Her research has also been disseminated via various media outlets, and she has served as a manuscript referee for several law journals.

Her monograph, “Law, Migration, and the Construction of Whiteness: Mobility within the European Union”, will be published by Routledge in early 2024. Prof. Myslinska obtained her Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A. (cum laude) from Yale University.

Articles By Dagmar R. Myslinska

Can I Still Apply for Asylum After the One-Year Filing Deadline?
How the one-year filing deadline applies to your application for asylum in the U.S., and when you can take advantage of exceptions to the deadline.
Preparing Persuasive Documents for Your Asylum Application
A successful asylum application depends on submitting convincing documentation along with a Form I-589. What documents will carry the most weight?
How to Prepare an Affirmative Asylum Application
Details of how asylum-seekers in the U.S. who are not in removal proceedings should prepare their application.
Which Should I Apply for: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and/or Protection Under Convention Against Torture?
If you are physically present in the U.S., and are applying for asylum, you should also apply for two alternative forms of relief if you fear persecution or torture in your country of origin.
Can I Apply for Asylum With a Criminal Record?
Even if you meet the definition of a “refugee,” you will not be granted asylum once an Asylum Officer or an Immigration Judge finds that a criminal bar applies to you.
How to Apply for Convention Against Torture (CAT) Protection
In case your asylum applicant is not granted, make sure to alert the authorities to any risk that you might be returned to a country where you'll be tortured.
How to Prepare for an Asylum Interview
Preparing not only for the questions, but for the emotional aspects of telling your story of persecution to the Asylum Officer.
Rights and Available Benefits After a Grant of Asylum
After you receive your final approval of asylum, you can apply for certain immigration-related and other government benefits and services.
What a "Particular Social Group" Means for Asylum Purposes
The membership in a “particular social group” (“PSG”) asylum category is the most difficult of the five grounds to define, and the subject of many legal arguments. Learn more here.
How to Apply for Permanent Residence (a Green Card) as an Asylee
Once you've spent at least a year in the U.S. in asylum status, you can apply for a green card (adjustment to lawful permanent resident status).