Faculty and Staff
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Immigrant Rights Project
Professor McCormick joined the faculty as an Associate Clinical Professor of Law in August 2005. Professor McCormick holds a B.A. from Fordham University, an M.A. from New York University, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law Center, where she served as a senior editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. After law school, Professor McCormick served as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Federated States of Micronesia Department of Justice. Prior to joining the faculty at The University of Tulsa, Professor McCormick was a member of the clinical faculty at Cornell Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Professor McCormick's teaching and research interests include clinical legal education, legal ethics, immigration and human rights law.
Laura F. Bachman
Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network
Laura F. Bachman is a Staff Attorney with the Boesche Legal Clinic responsible for the coordination of the clinic's Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network (TIRN). Ms. Bachman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Franciscan University and earned her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law. Since 1996, Ms. Bachman has devoted her practice to U.S. immigration and nationality law. Prior to joining TU, she was in private practice in Houston, Texas focused on the representation of corporate and individual clients in immigration matters including employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, I-9 audits and compliance, family-based immigration, relief from removal proceedings and citizenship.
Before entering private practice, she worked for non-profit organizations in Texas and Massachusetts with the mission of assisting asylum seekers, immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and other disadvantaged immigrants. Through the representation of such varied clients as refugees fleeing persecution and foreign-born executives of multi-national corporations, Ms. Bachman gained the well-rounded experience of working in all aspects of U.S. immigration law. Ms. Bachman has provided training and education on immigration law and procedure to attorneys around the country, community leaders, law enforcement agencies, and the community at large. She is of counsel at the law firm of Conner & Winters. Ms. Bachman is licensed in Oklahoma, Texas and Massachusetts, and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network
Kim Edwards, a May 2012 graduate of TU Law, joined Tulsa Immigrant Rights Network (TIRN), a program of the TU Legal Clinic, as our Legal Fellow through September 2013.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Texas A&M University-Commerce and earned her law degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law. While at The University of Tulsa, she competed on the Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Team, earned a Health Law Certificate, and was an active member in the Women's Law Caucus and the Christian Law Society. Kim also served as a law student intern with the Immigrant Rights Project of the Boesche Legal Clinic in the fall of 2011.
As the TIRN Fellow, Kim provides direct representation to vulnerable immigrants eligible for legal immigration status including individuals fleeing persecution in their home country, victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other crimes, and other immigrants eligible for status, who would otherwise be without legal representation due to limited financial means.