Alberto M. Benítez

Portrait of Alberto M. Benítez

Alberto M. Benítez

Professor of Clinical Law

Department: The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics, National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Law


Office Phone: (202) 994-7463
Fax: (202) 994-4946
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Before joining the law school faculty as Director of the Immigration Clinic in 1996, Alberto M. Benítez was on the faculty of the legal clinics at Chicago Kent College of Law and Northwestern University. Prior to becoming a clinician, he was a Staff Attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, as well as an intern at the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor Benítez teaches Immigration Law I. In addition, in the summers he has taught at the law schools of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and the Universidad Panamericana, in Mexico City. In the spring 2003 semester Professor Benítez was a visitor at the Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, assisting in the development of that law school’s immigration clinic.


In the News

"Biden Should Deport Prince Harry to Kick Off Immigration Crisis Crackdown"

Alberto Benitez was quoted by the Washington Examiner about Prince Harry’s prior drug use and his application to reside in the United States.

"'It Was All a Lie' | Migrants Say They're Being Misled Into Going to DC, But it Remains Unclear if That's Illegal"

Alberto Benítez appeared on WUSA9 to discuss the legality of state governors from Florida and Texas transporting migrants out of state to DC & Martha’s Vineyard.

"Criticism of Biden for Commissioning the Migrant House Arrest Program to a Private Company"

Alberto M. Benitez appeared on RT en Español to discuss a pilot program that will keep undocumented immigrants under house arrest monitored by for-profit prison company.

BA, JD, State University of New York at Buffalo