Elizabeth M. McCormick
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Elizabeth McCormick is the Director of the Immigrant Rights Project, a law school clinical education program in which law students represent clients fleeing persecution in their home countries, as well as non-citizen victims of domestic violence and other crimes, in immigration matters. Since the program’s inception in 2006, McCormick and her students have successfully represented vulnerable clients from all over the world, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, and Ukraine.
McCormick’s scholarship and advocacy focus on immigration law and policy. In her most recent article in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, McCormick examines the history and the impact of the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act (HB 1804), Oklahoma’s comprehensive experiment in immigration regulation, and considers how it is that Oklahoma has found itself on the front lines of the illegal immigration debate. In 2007, she received the Josephine Yalch Zekan Award for Best Scholarly Article in Faith and Law for her article Hospitality: How a Biblical Virtue Could Transform United States Immigration Policy.
McCormick joined the TU College of Law faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in August 2005. Before joining the faculty at TU, McCormick was a member of the clinical faculty at Cornell Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law. She holds a B.A. from Fordham University, an M.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center, where she served as a senior editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.