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UH Law Center Prof Hoffman named ‘advisor’ to Mexican consulate on immigration

Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was appointed “attorney advisor” to the Mexican consulate by Consul General Alicia G. Kerber Palma.

Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, left, will have new responsibilities as “attorney advisor” to the Mexican consulate after receiving a certificate from Consul General Alicia G. Kerber Palma, right.

Feb.14, 2020 — University of Houston Law Center Clinical Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was appointed today as an "attorney advisor" for the Mexican Consulate in Houston where he will serve as a consultant on immigration matters.

"I am happy to have been selected for this honor by the consul general and look forward to supporting the Mexican Consulate,” said Hoffman, director of the Immigration Clinic at the Law Center.

His five-year appointment to the position was marked by a ceremony at the Mexican Consulate where Hoffman received a certificate and met with Consul General Alicia G. Kerber Palma.

Hoffman will provide general advice on immigration matters, serve as a consultant on cases, and work with the consulate to educate the community on issues relating to immigrants.

As director of the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic, Hoffman supervises law students as they assist clients in a range of immigration matters from asylum cases to appeals. Hoffman specializes in immigration-related federal court litigation, deportation defense, asylum cases, and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. He has represented numerous immigrants in a variety of settings and served as director of the UHLC Immigration Clinic for 10 years. 

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