Theo Liebmann

Theo Liebmann

Clinical Professor and Attorney-in-Charge, Hofstra Child Advocacy Clinic
Director of Clinical Programs at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law
B.A., Yale University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


Professor Liebmann has directed the interdisciplinary Hofstra Child Advocacy Clinic since its inception. In his capacity as Attorney-in-Charge, he supervises law students and mental health trainees working together to advocate on behalf of youth involved in the immigration and child welfare legal systems. Professor Liebmann and his students have represented hundreds of youth in cases involving physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect, as well as related delinquency, custody and guardianship matters. Prior to his current position at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Professor Liebmann was a lawyer for children in maltreatment and juvenile delinquency cases at the Manhattan office of the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division. Professor Liebmann serves as Director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Training the Lawyer to Represent the Whole Child program, frequently leads workshops on topics such as the role of the law guardian and immigrant youth issues, and co-authors regular columns in the New York Law Journal on children and the law. He recently developed a NITA case file and program providing training in collaborative skills for lawyers and social workers who work in the child dependency field. Professor Liebmann has written in the areas of the overlap between child welfare and immigration law, the impact of family law legal standards on the physical and emotional well-being of youth and children, and ethical problems in the representation of children.

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