Aug. 18, 2021 – The University of Houston Law Center’s clinical faculty has gained a new member with the addition of Lucas Aisenberg.
“Lucas was hired after a nationwide search,” said Geoffrey Hoffman, Director of the Immigration Clinic and a Clinical Professor. “His application for the position was most impressive. I look forward to working with him helping our clients and teaching our students.”
Prior to joining the Law Center, Aisenberg was a staff attorney at Catholic Charities Community Services Unaccompanied Minors Program in New York City. In this role, he provided direct representation to unaccompanied minors detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters, as well as non-detained clients in Immigration Court and before the New York and New Jersey Asylum Offices.
In his new position as Clinical Supervising Attorney, Aisenberg will supervise Immigration Clinic students on pro bono asylum cases and will provide direct representation to adult immigrants and unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the U.S.
“I’m humbled by the opportunity to work with the Immigration Clinic and continue to represent those who were forced to flee their homes and look to our country as a place of safety,” Aisenberg said. “I look forward to working with our clients, as well as with my colleagues and law students, in providing representation to those in our community who need our assistance.”
Aisenberg received a B.A. in Political Science at UH and his J.D. from the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Fla. He was born in Argentina, and relocated to the U.S. as a child.