Professor Theo Liebmann, clinical professor of law and director of clinical programs, received a 2018 Pro Bono Publico Award from The Legal Aid Society of New York on Oct. 16. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding pro bono service to The Legal Aid Society and its clients.
The award was given to Professor Liebmann to recognize his work as lead author of an amicus brief on behalf of abused and neglected youth who are improperly being denied humanitarian immigration relief.
At Hofstra Law, Professor Liebmann has directed the interdisciplinary Youth Advocacy Clinic since its inception. As attorney-in-charge, he supervises law students and mental health trainees working together to advocate on behalf of youth involved in the immigration and child welfare 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.