University of Houston Law Center
Geoffrey  Hoffman

Geoffrey  Hoffman

Clinical Associate Professor

Director; Immigration Clinic

55 TUII

ghoffman@central.uh.edu

ghoffman@central.uh.edu

A.B. Columbia University (magna cum laude); J.D. Tulane Law School (cum laude), LL.M. Harvard Law School.

Professor Hoffman heads the UH Immigration Clinic and specializes in immigration-related federal court litigation, deportation defense, asylum cases, and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. He has served as counsel or co-counsel in over 40 appellate and trial court cases. Professor Hoffman served as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of the United States in the precedent-setting immigration case, Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder.

Prior to joining the Clinic, he practiced immigration law at Kurzban Kurzban Weinger & Tetzeli, P.A. in Miami. Previously, Professor Hoffman was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, held the Forrester Fellowship at Tulane Law School and was a Lecturer at the University of Miami. In addition to his practice and teaching experience, Professor Hoffman served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Paul V. Gadola, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for a two-year term 1998-2000.

Professor Hoffman has also published articles on immigration, international law, international human rights, and racial profiling, most recently, "The War on Terror as a Metaphor for Immigration Regulation," appearing in the University of Iowa’s Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, coauthored with Susham Modi in 2012. In addition, Professor Hoffman’s article, "Immigration Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support) and Efforts to Collect Damages as Support Obligations Against Divorced Spouses—What Practitioners Need to Know" appeared in the Florida Bar Journal.

COURSES:
Asylum Law
Immigration Law
Immigration Clinic
Law and Literature (Tulane, Illinois)
Civil Procedure (Illinois)

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Significant Cases