**Raj Sharma [ Lawyer + Writer ]
Raj Sharma has been practicing immigration law for over 14 years. He is the managing partner of Stewart Sharma Harsanyi which is one of the largest dedicated immigration firm in Canada and is a recognized leader in immigration. He represents clients on the full spectrum of immigration law. Raj is also currently an Adjunct Professor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, teaching the Immigration and Refugee Law course this Fall.
Raj regularly speak son immigration matters and has presented before the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association on two consecutive years as well as the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association of Calgary to discuss changes to immigration laws and the consequences of criminal convictions to foreign nationals and permanent residents.
Raj is also a prolific writer, having written numerous op-eds on immigration, diversity and multi-culturalism that have been published various news outlets. He has appeared on numerous occasions to comment on immigration law and policy changes (CBC TV/Radio, including CBC's The National; Alberta Primetime; Global; CTV; OMNI).
Raj's academic writings include “Deference, the Universe of Discourse and the Standard of Review” published in the Alberta Law Review and a commentary on Canada’s refugee health reforms.
October 31st, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
brexit, home, humanity, immigration, law, lawyer, love, migrants, politics, raj sharma, refugees, society
In this episode of the AwokenWord podcast, Anuj Rastogi talks to Raj Sharma, one of Canada's leading refugee lawyers. Raj talks about his experience as a refugee protection officer, as a refugee and immigration lawyer in the context of the current migrant crisis in the US, and potential impact on Canada. Anuj and Raj discuss the concept of home itself, what it means to leave home, and what it means to find a new place to call home. The conversation makes timely reference in the context of a rise in political polarization, brexit, far-right fears and increasing globalization.