LL.M. Program - Immigration and Nationality Law



The United States and Houston are experiencing a shortage of qualified immigration and nationality law attorneys.   In Houston’s three immigration courts, about 71% of the Respondents represent themselves in civil removal proceedings against the United States Departments of Homeland Security and Justice and their endless resources.  While many of our students and alumni may not have initially considered immigration and nationality law, they are being drawn in through the holistic needs of their clients and the intersections with other bodies of law.  When our students and alumni learn of the due process challenges and injustices faced by the immigrant populations, they rise to the occasion.

If you went to law school to make a difference, our program, the first and only program in Houston and in Texas was designed to provide you with specialized knowledge and practical legal training in Immigration and Nationality Law.  If you are a licensed lawyer, seeking to sit for the Texas Board Certification examination in Immigration and Nationality Law, our faculty includes Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Attorneys, who have been appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to write and grade the examination.  Now that Texas is one of the few states to provide the foreign licensed lawyer with an opportunity to sit for the Texas Bar upon completion of an LL.M,  you will be in a more diverse classroom networking with foreign licensed attorneys.  Come join us to help fill the void!


Maurice Hew, Jr.
Director of the LL.M. Program, and Professor of Law
Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


- Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, website: https://www.americanbar.org/

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Maurice Hew, Jr.
LL.M Director and Professor of Law


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