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Clinical Associate Professor
Director; Immigration Clinic
A.B. Columbia University (magna cum laude); J.D. Tulane Law School (cum laude), LL.M. Harvard Law School.
In 2014, Professor Hoffman received the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2015, he was the recipient of the University of Houston-wide award for clinical teaching.
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, including most recently, “Immigration Appellate Litigation Post-Deportation: A Humanitarian Conundrum,” 5 HLRe 143 (2015) (co-authored); “A Collision Between Asylum Law and The Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction,” 5:8 AILA’s Inside Immigration (July 2014); and "The War on Terror as a Metaphor for Immigration Regulation," appearing in the University of Iowa’s Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, co-authored, 2012.
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