Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, where she is also a Staff Attorney with the Children and Family Justice Center of the Bluhm Legal Clinic. In this position, she teaches a clinical course that focuses on the representation of women and children seeking asylum and other related forms of immigration relief in the United States. As part of this course, students represent live clients and grapple with many of the issues that experienced immigration attorneys deal with on a daily basis. Prior to joining the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Uzoamaka Nzelibe worked for three years at Patton Boggs LLP, where she was as an Associate in both the Employment Law Group and the Immigration Law Group and represented indigent clients seeking asylum and other types of relief on a pro bono basis. Upon her move to Chicago, Illinois, Uzoamaka Nzelibe worked as an Associate for Novack and Macey, a civil litigation boutique law firm and as a contract attorney for Bank One, N.A.
Professor Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe talks about her work representing unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, and her recent trip to the U.S./Mexico border to provide assistance to those seeking asylum.
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