Michael Tan is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project (IRP). He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale Law School, where he won the Stephen J. Massey prize for best exemplifying the values of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization. After law school, Michael clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and worked at IRP as Skadden Fellow and a Liman Public Interest Fellow. His practice includes litigation and advocacy relating to immigration detention and immigrants' access to education. Outside the ACLU, Michael co-chairs the ABA Committee on the Rights of Immigrants, and serves as a Steering Committee member of the Detention Watch Network and a board member of the Refugee Reunification Project. Michael also holds a Masters' Degree in Comparative Literature from New York University.