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EXCELLENT CLINIC FACULTY IS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK

Courtesy of the UH Law Center

Director, Immigration Clinic                      Director, Mediation Clinic

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was awarded the        Professor Tasha Willis has been re-elected to a
2014 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award     second term as the educational representative
for outstanding professor in the area of          for the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
immigration law by the American Immigration       board of directors. Willis is director of the Law
Lawyers Association (AILA). Hoffman received      Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program
the award during AILA's Annual Conference in      and the Director of and professor in the
Boston.                                           mediation clinic. She is currently the only law
                                                  professor in Texas to serve on the TMCA board,
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award   the HBA ADR section board, and the State Bar of
from AILA. I want to thank my friends and         Texas ADR council.
colleagues at the University of Houston Law
Center. One thing I have learned from our         “The TMCA was created to promote and protect
excellent students and dedicated professors is    the quality of mediation in Texas,” Willis said.
that everything we do is truly a team effort.     “Serving as the educational representative has
                                                  allowed me to help promote the need for
“The UH Law Center is a leader in clinical legal  regulation of ethical standards for mediators
education and this award recognizes this fact.    and in turn incorporate those standards into the
Thank you to UH Law Center for supporting our     UHLC mediation trainings.”
efforts to help immigrants and develop the law
in this area while promoting immigrant rights,"
said Geoff Hoffman, director of UH Law
Center’s Immigration Clinic.

Geoffrey Hoffman  Tasha Willis

                                                  Over 125 UHLC students
                                                  have become certified
                                                  mediators through the
                                                  Mediation Clinic’s 30 and 40
                                                  hour mediation trainings.

                                                  For more information, visit
                                                  http://www.law.uh.edu/
                                                  clinic/student-mediation-
                                                  class.asp

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