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Prof. Theo S. Liebmann

Prof. Theo S. Liebmann

Hofstra University School of Law
Clinical Professor and Attorney-In-Charge, Hofstra Youth Advocacy Clinic
Hempstead, NY, USA

Theo Liebmann

Clinical Professor and Attorney-in-Charge, Hofstra Youth Advocacy Clinic

Director of Clinical Programs at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University


Professor Liebmann teaches ethics at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and has directed the Hofstra Youth Advocacy Clinic since its inception. In his capacity as Attorney-in-Charge of the Clinic, he works with law students to advocate on behalf of youth involved in the immigration and family court legal systems. Professor Liebmann and his students have represented hundreds of youth in cases involving physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect, as well as related delinquency, custody and guardianship matters. Prior to his current position at Hofstra, Professor Liebmann was a lawyer for children in maltreatment and juvenile delinquency cases at the Manhattan office of the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division, an investigator at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and a Community Worker at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Professor Liebmann serves as Director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Training the Lawyer to Represent the Whole Child program, and frequently leads workshops on topics such as the role of the children’s lawyers and immigrant youth issues. He recently developed a NITA case file and program providing training in collaborative skills for lawyers and social workers who work in the child dependency field. Professor Liebmann has written in the areas of the overlap between child welfare and immigration law, the impact of family law legal standards on the physical and emotional well-being of youth and children, and ethical problems in the representation of children.  He currently serves as the co-chair of the New York State Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in Family Court.  Professor Liebmann received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.  He and his wife Barb have four daughters who have taught them the great joy of cheerful chaos.



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