Alberto M. Benítez

Portrait of Alberto M. Benítez

Alberto M. Benítez

Professor of Clinical Law; Director, Immigration Clinic


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

"Conservatives call for Biden to shut down border on his own. Experts say it's not that simple"

Spectrum News quoted Alberto Benitez describing the legal steps in order to control a border and the dangers and criticisms that go along with that control.

"N.Y. Republicans in competitive seats object to Senate's bipartisan border deal"

Spectrum News quoted Alberto Benitez clarifying the president does not have the unilateral power to shut down the border.

"US judge hears rightwing thinktank’s challenge over Prince Harry visa"

The Guardian wrote previously quoted comments from Alberto Benítez in Prince Harry’s visa application.