April 4, 2014 – The American Immigration Lawyers Association is honoring University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the Immigration Clinic, with its 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.
“It is the greatest honor to receive this national award from AILA,” Hoffman said. “My work here at the Law Center provides rich opportunities to teach students, while at the same time serving our clients daily in their pro bono cases.”
In his letter informing Hoffman of the award, AILA President T. Douglas Stump wrote: “Professor Hoffman, your dedication as a law professor and mentor are indeed exceptional, and we are extremely pleased that you will be receiving the national recognition you deserve.”
Hoffman joined the Law Center faculty in 2009. He teaches immigration and asylum law and directs the Immigration Clinic where he supervises students and staff attorneys in pro bono immigration-related federal court litigation, deportation defense, asylum cases, and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. He has served as counsel or co-counsel in more than 40 appellate and trial court cases, including in a precedent-setting immigration case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hoffman will receive his award June 21 at the Annual Conference on Immigration Law in Boston.