Anjum Gupta, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) for a three-year term. The CLEA mission includes fostering excellence in teaching and scholarship by law school clinical faculty, advocating for greater integration of clinical teaching methods in law school programs, and promoting justice and diversity as core values of the legal profession.
Professor Gupta received her J.D. from Yale Law School. She clerked for the Hon. Chester J. Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. Charles P. Sifton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She began her law teaching career as a Clinical Fellow at the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall School of Law and later served as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Georgetown Law. She joined the Rutgers faculty in Fall 2011 from the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was an assistant professor and director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.
In addition to serving on the CLEA Board of Directors, Professor Gupta is co-chair of the planning committee for the first-ever Immigration Clinicians Workshop, part of the larger Immigration Law Teachers Workshop (ILTW) that will be held at Hofstra Law School from May 31-June 2, 2012. This is the first time that the ILTW will feature a program specifically for immigration clinicians. She also is overseeing the planning for the conference “Immigrant Detainees: Alone, Unrepresented, and Imprisoned,” to be held at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on March 23, 2012. The conference is a joint effort by the Rutgers–Newark, Seton Hall, Cardozo, and New York University law schools.
Rutgers School of Law–Newark was previously represented on the CLEA board by Clinical Professor Esther Canty-Barnes, Director of the Special Education Clinic, who completed her three-year term in January.