Prasanna Balasundaram, Staff Lawyer

Prasanna Balasundaram supervises the Refugee and Immigration division and academic appeals cases in the University Affairs division. He received his L.L.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and an L.L.M from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  He was called to the Bar in 2007 following his articles at a labour law firm.  Prior to joining Downtown Legal Services, Prasanna was a sole practitioner focusing on refugee and associated human rights litigation.  He has a special interest in judicial reviews of decisions by the Immigration and Refugee Board and administrative issues that engage constitutional rights.  Prasanna is a CLASP alumni and believes that clinics remain one of the few remaining spaces to pursue meaningful social justice law.  He is a member of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers and the Refugee Lawyers Association of Ontario.