University President Stuart Rabinowitz spoke up about the need for such a clinic as far back as November 2016. He assigned the planning for the creation of the clinic to Theo Liebman, the director of the law school’s clinical programs, and to Clinical Instructor Lauris Wren. Professor Liebman has played a leading role in organizing legal services for child refugees from Central America, and Professor Wren, a former CARECEN staff attorney, heads the school’s Asylum Clinic. The two have been working around the clock to get this clinic off the ground.
From Hofstra Law:
“Since the presidential election we have experienced a significant increase in calls to represent clients on immigration-related matters,” said Professor Theo Liebmann, director of clinical programs at Hofstra Law. “We have a unique opportunity, and a moral duty, to stand by our immigrant neighbors not just with words, but with action.”
Mi gente de Hofstra Law! Proud alum – looking forward to seeing you guys at the Court!