Ayodele Gansallo

Having initially qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, Ayodele Gansallo is also admitted as an attorney with the New York Bar.  She has been working on immigration and nationality issues with nonprofit organizations both here and in the U.K. for nearly 20 years.  

She joined HIAS Pennsylvania in 1998 following completion of her LLM at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and now focuses her practice on complex litigation before the U.S. Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Federal District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In addition, she provides mentorship and training on immigration issues to pro bono attorneys and community groups. Ms. Gansallo is also a member of the Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs, co-chairs the Asylum Liaison Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association and sits on the Executive Office for Immigration Review Pro Bono Committee. 

Ms. Gansallo is an adjunct Lecturer in Law with the University of Pennsylvania School of Law’s Transnational Legal Clinic, supervising students as they conduct cases in a clinical setting, and is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Community College of Philadelphia, where she teaches an immigration course to paralegals.