Conference Presenter Profile

Barbara Hines

Name: Barbara Hines

Professional Title: Clinical Professor of Law

Affiliation: University of Texas School of Law

Country: United States

Title of Presentation(s):

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

Short Bio: Barbara Hines is a former clinical professor and founder of the University of Texas Law School Immigration Clinic. She directed and co-directed the immigration clinic of the University of Texas School of Law from 1999 to 2014. From 2014 to 2017, she was a Senior Fellow at the Emerson Collective and worked on local and national immigration issues. She is an active member of the RAICES/CARA Karnes Pro Bono Project that provides legal services to and advocacy around the detention of mothers and children at the Karnes Detention Center. She has been a Board member of the National Immigration Project since 1997. Professor Hines has practiced in the field of immigration law since 1975. She has received numerous teaching and professional awards including the 2014 University of Texas School of Law Massey Award for Teaching; the 2007 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching; the 2010 National Lawyers Guild Carol King Award; the 2009 MALDEF Excellence in Legal Services Award; and the 1992 AILA Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Litigation. Professor Hines was a Fulbright scholar in Argentina in 1996 and 2004 and continues to collaborate on immigration issues in Argentina. She has litigated many issues relating to the constitutional and statutory rights of immigrants in federal and immigration courts including the lawsuit leading to the closure of the Hutto immigrant family detention center. She was involved in the drafting and passage of in-state tuition legislation for undocumented students in Texas.

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