Interim Director of the Asylum and Immigrant Rights Law Clinic, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
Professor Vernon comes to Ave Maria School of Law after six years of private practice in law firms in southeast Michigan, where his practice focused on immigration law. Fluent in both French and English, Professor Vernon served a wide variety of clients in complex and varying types of immigration cases. Born in Jamaica, and then raised in Canada, professor Vernon has a rich history of pro bono involvement. He was the president of the Pro-Life Club at the University of Toronto and was very active in the Asylum and Immigration Rights Clinic during his time as a student at Ave Maria School of Law, as well as serving as President of the Lex Vitae Society and earning the St. Ives Medallion for defense of the Catholic moral and social order. Professor Vernon is also a past president of the Ave Maria School of Law Alumni Association. His research interests include asylum claims for conscientious objectors, human trafficking, and human population issues.