Lynn
Marcus
Co-Director, Immigration Law Clinic & Professor of Practice
Office Number: 
RH 127
Office Phone: 
5206214647
Office Fax: 
5206265233

Biographical Information

Immigration Law Clinic Website:  https://law.arizona.edu/immigration-law-clinic

Administrative Associate:  Gloria Klinicki, (520) 626-5232

Representative Publications

  • Immigration Law Basics (2014 - present).
  • Immigration Law Handbook (1997 - present).
  • The Immigration Law Clinic Experience (2015) (video), available at https://law.arizona.edu/immigration-law-clinic.
  • Immigration Defense for Arizona Defense Attorneys (2003) (handbook).
  • Looking Back, Moving Forward:  The Sanctuary Movement and the Asylum Program of Southern Arizona (Desert Penguin Media, 2002) (videotape).
  • Complete List of Publications

From 1993 to 1999, Professor Marcus wrote, translated to Spanish, and updated a series of seven self-help manuals published by the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, with funding from the Marshall Fund and the Ford Foundation. The materials explained the law and procedures for applying for asylum, bond, parole, withholding of removal, legal status through family members, suspension of deportation, voluntary departure, and humanitarian waivers of deportation for legal permanent residents.

Published Decisions:

  • Sinotes-Cruz v. Gonzales, 468 F.3d 1190 (9th Cir. 2006), co-counsel for petitioner (rule disqualifying certain legal permanent residents from eligibility for waivers does not apply retroactively to pre-1996 criminal convictions);
  • Fernandez-Ruiz v. Gonzales, 466 F. 3d 1121 (9th Cir. 2006) (en banc), co-counsel for amici curiae (the term crime of violence, used, inter alia, as a basis for removal of non-citizens, does not encompass accidental incidents, such as offenses which may be committed recklessly rather than with an intent to injure); brief published at http://ssrn.com/abstract=949605;
  • Ye v. INS, 214 F. 3d 1128 (9th Cir. 2000), counsel for petitioner (unlawful entry into a locked vehicle is neither burglary nor a crime of violence so as to render noncitizen subject to removal as an aggravated felon).

Representative Presentations and Media Appearances

Professor Marcus is a frequent lecturer and commentator on immigration issues. Recent representative presentations and media appearances include the following:

Education

J.D.
New York University School of Law
1989

Moot Court Board, 1987 - 1988; Recipient of Public Interest Summer Internship Grants, 1987 & 1988

B.A.
Stanford University
1986

Admitted to Practice

United States Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court of Arizona
Arizona

Work Experience

Co-Director, Immigration Law Clinic
James E. Rogers College of Law
2008 - present
Director, Immigration Law Clinic
James E. Rogers College of Law
1997 - 2007
Clinic Director; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Inc., Florence and Tucson, Arizona
1995 - 1996
Intake Attorney (part time)
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc., Tucson, Arizona
1994
Attorney, Project Coordinator
Tucson Ecumenical Council Legal Assistance, Tucson, Arizona
1990 - 1994
Attorney; Legal Assistant
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. Immigration Project, Tucson, Arizona
1989 - 1990

Public & Institutional Service

Founding member, Asylum Program of Arizona (now Immigrant Survivors Legal Assistance, a program of Catholic Social Service of Tucson), 2002 - present
Chair of Advisory Committee
Member, Board of Directors, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Dec. 2005 - 2008
No More Deaths, volunteer consulting attorney (periodic summer training sessions for volunteers)
2005 - 2007
Member, Immigration Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona, 2001 - present
Co-chair, 2003 - 2005; member, Executive Council, 2004 - 2007
Member, Immigration and Nationality Committee, Section of International Law and Practice, Arizona Bar Association
1999 - 2000
Member, Board of Directors, Southern Arizona People's Law Center
1998 - 2005
Member, Board of Directors, Tucson Ecumenical Council Legal Assistance
1998 - 2000
Member, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
1990 - present, annual meeting planning committee member, 2005, 2006

Awards

YWCA of Tucson's Women on the Move Recipient
2004
First Place, Creative Writing Contest (Song/Poetry), Clinical Education Association
2003
University of Arizona Minority Law Students' Association Community Service Award
1998
New York University Public Service Fellowship
1992