Robyn Barnard

Staff Attorney

Robyn Barnard is a Staff Attorney at CGRS. Before joining CGRS, she worked at Human Rights First as the detention attorney for the Refugee Representation program. In this capacity she represented detained asylum seekers, including families and children, mentored pro bono attorneys on detained and non-detained asylum cases, and engaged in advocacy on U.S. protection of asylum seekers and refugees. Prior to joining Human Rights First, Robyn completed a CV Starr Law Lecturer fellowship at Peking University’s School of Transnational Law, where she taught legal research and writing and a seminar on International Refugee Law to Chinese graduate law students. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. As a law student, she interned with the Asylum Seeker Resource Center, Center for Civilians in Conflict, Legal Aid (Australia) Immigration Unit, and EarthRights International. Robyn is admitted to practice in New York and speaks French.