WHO WE ARE
The South Texas Human Trafficking/Immigration clinic is a hands-on workshop where students represent clients before both federal and state courts, immigration judges, and administrative agencies, such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In many cases, the students may also work jointly with law enforcement agencies, such as the Attorney General’s Office, to fight for victims of human trafficking and seek restitution from their traffickers.
Students work under the supervisor of Professor Naomi Bang and other mentoring partners such as:
- Free the Captives
- Catholic Charities
- Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
- Boat People SOS
- Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force
- Law enforcement officials
- Other organizations that provide legal assistance to trafficking victims and immigrants.
Professor Bang, currently a senior attorney at FosterQuan, LLP, is a former assistant U.S. attorney, attorney trainer in Southeast Asia with the International Human Rights Law Group, and consultant/evaluator in the field of rule of law for international governmental and non-profit organizations. She is joined by Rebekah Rodriguez, a staff attorney for the clinic, who is a passionate advocate of immigrant children’s rights.