Conference Presenter Profile

Denise Gilman

Name: Denise Gilman

Professional Title: Director, Immigration Clinic

Affiliation: University of Texas Law School

Country: United States

Title of Presentation(s):

  • Cross-Border Clinical Collaboration to Provide Legal Aid and Advocacy for Asylum Seekers

Short Bio: Denise Gilman is clinical professor and director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas Law School. In recent years, Professor Gilman and the clinic have dedicated much of their work to representing and advocating on behalf of Central American asylum seekers, many of whom are detained. Professor Gilman received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from Columbia University School of Law. Professor Gilman has written and practiced extensively in the international human rights and immigrants' rights fields. She was Director of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project at the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Human Rights Specialist at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of American States, and Director of the Mexico Project at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). Professor Gilman served for several years with the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration and Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice. Her most recent article is To Loose the Bonds: The Deceptive Promise of Freedom from Pretrial Immigration Detention, 92 Indiana L.J. 157 (2016).

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