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March 02, 2004

Press Contact: Barbie Clifton, UT Law Immigration Clinic, (512) 232-9170

Immigration Expert Barbara Hines Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Won first Fulbright in 1996, also for Argentinian immigration policy research

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Barbara C. Hines

AUSTIN, Texas — Today The University of Texas at Austin School of Law announced that Clinical Professor Barbara C. Hines has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to research immigration issues in Argentina. This is her second Fulbright scholarship.

According to her proposal, she will teach and work in the public interest clinic at the Universidad de Palermo to strengthen the clinical program, to promote public interest lawyering and to increase access to justice. She will also teach and work at the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) immigration clinic to increase and improve legal representation of the immigrant population. Her substantive course at the Universidad de Palermo law school will focus on U.S. immigration policy and civil liberties after September 11th. She will also conduct advanced research on Argentine immigration laws, legislative proposals and refugee and asylum process.

"I am happy to return to Argentina to continue the work of my earlier Fulbright award - to develop and strengthen programs related to the civil and human rights of immigrants," said Hines.

"We're delighted that Barbara has received this honor," said Dean Bill Powers.

Hines directs the UT Law immigration clinic and has practiced in the field since 1975. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She received the 1992 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Jack Wasserman Award for Excellence in Litigation and the AILA Texas Chapter Litigation Award in 1993. She was named a Texas "Legal Legend" of the century by the Texas Lawyer publication and is listed in Who's Who of American Women and the Best Lawyers in America.

Professor Hines served as the first Co-Director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas, Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project and currently serves of counsel to the organization. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Steering Committee of the Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.

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