Elissa Steglich

Clinical Professor
University of Texas Immigration Clinic

Elissa Steglich teaches the Immigration Clinic. A Texas Law alum, she served on the Law Review and was co-president of Texas Law Fellowships. She clerked for the Hon. William Wayne Justice of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. She received a BA in English from Haverford College
Professor Steglich has extensive experience practicing immigration law and has been a strong advocate for immigrant rights, especially the rights of immigrant children. Until June 2015, she was the Legal Services Director at the American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, New Jersey. She served as Managing Attorney for the program from 2006-2014. In addition to supervising legal staff, she provided direct representation to asylum seekers, immigrant children, and immigrant victims of violence and human trafficking. She was the Managing Attorney at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, Illinois from 2002-2006, and previously Trafficking Project Office



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