Carl Hernandez teaches constitutional litigation and professional skills courses at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and has initiated and supervises clinical alliances with the Utah State Legislature, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and economic development agencies. His interest in government and community development comes from his public service with local legislative bodies and non-profit organizations as well as his time as a government lawyer. Hernandez has experience representing local government agencies on a range of issues including civil rights litigation, land use planning, governmental reorganizations, public contracts and eminent domain litigation and water law. He has also represented clients on immigration issues including E-2 visas, U-visas for immigrants who are victims of crimes and petitions for asylum. In 2001, he joined BYU’s faculty after working for a short while at a law firm in Visalia, California. Hernandez has also been a pillar in the local Hispanic community, serving on countless committees and councils in various positions across the state. Currently, he is serving as the chair of the Governor’s Hispanic Advisory Council. J. Reuben Clark Law School’s Assistant Dean In 1988, Hernandez graduated from BYU with a degree in Spanish and a minor in music. He graduated from BYU’s law school in 1992, with a joint master’s in public administration degree, with university honors and as editor of the BYU Journal of Public Law.
Carl Hernandez talks about the immigration clinic at Brigham Young University, which is managed mainly by students and meets a great need in the Utah community which has a large immigrant population.
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