UH Law Center Prof Geoffrey Hoffman serves on two panels at national immigration conference

University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, center, addresses attendees at the 40th Annual South Florida American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Law Update.

University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, center, addresses attendees at the 40th Annual South Florida American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Law Update.

March 4, 2019 —Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic, discussed new practices in the field of immigration law as a panelist at a national conference last week in Miami.

Hoffman, who practiced immigration law in Miami prior to joining the Law Center faculty, attended the 40th Annual South Florida American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Law Update conference. He participated in two panels, “If I Could Turn Back Time: The Cutting Edge in Motions to Reopen,” and as a discussion leader for “Walk This Way: Procedural Techniques.”

“I was honored to be a part of this national gathering in South Florida, where practitioners were informed about the most recent developments in our field,” Hoffman said.

The association strives to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

This year’s conference focused on providing relevant guidance on an array of matters in immigration law and facilitating discussions about practicing immigration law in the current environment.

“My talks were both informed by the great work of our clinic here at the University of Houston Law Center,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman received the association's Elma Fried Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014, and the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic won the Pro Bono Hero Award for the association’s central region in 2015.

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