Denise Gilman

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Denise Gilman is on the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law where she co-directs the Immigration Clinic and teaches Refugee Law and Policy. Professor Gilman has extensive research and practice experience in the human rights and migrants’ rights fields. She has been appointed by the President of the American Bar Association to the organization’s Commission on Immigration for multiple terms and is a founding member of the Board of the Texas Immigration Law Council. Her recent publications include: Making Protection Unexceptional: A Reconceptualization of the U.S. Asylum System, 55 Loyola Univ. Chicago L.J. 1 (2023); Immigration Detention, Inc., 6 J. Migration & Hum. Sec. 145 (2018); To Loose the Bonds: The Deceptive Promise of Freedom from Pretrial Immigration Detention, 92 Indiana L.J. 157 (2016). She has recently been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and the New York Times. Her work has been recognized by MALDEF, the Federal Bar Association, Grassroots Leadership, and other organizations. Professor Gilman received her Undergraduate degree with honors from Northwestern University and her law degree from Columbia University Law School where she served on the Law Review. Before joining academia, she worked with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Human Rights First, and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

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