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Benjamin Casper

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Benjamin Casper

96A Mondale Hall
229–19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-6484

caspe010@umn.edu

Carleton College, B.A.
University of Minnesota, J.D.

Clinical Professor Benjamin Casper (’97) joined the faculty as a visiting associate professor in 2013. He is Director of the Center for New Americans and teaches the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, which engages students in strategic impact litigation on behalf of immigrants and refugees. He has more than 16 years of experience litigating cases before immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining the Law School, Professor Casper was in private practice. From 2008 to 2013, he was also Director of the Pro Bono Litigation Project at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. He has previously served as an adjunct clinical professor of immigration law at the University of Minnesota, William Mitchell College of Law, and the University of St. Thomas School of Law. From 1997 to 2001, he was an attorney for the nonprofit immigration law office Centro Legal, where he focused on deportation defense. He graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997.

Since 2011, Professor Casper has served on the amicus curiae committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He writes and lectures on immigration law topics for both local and national audiences.

For more information on Professor Casper, please consult his curriculum vitae.

PUBLICATIONS

CLE Materials

Gang-based Particular Social Group Claims, in Immigration Practice Pointers: Tips for Handling Complex Cases 449 (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013-14 ed.)

"Particular Social Group" Litigation in the Wake of S-E-G-, in Immigration Practice Pointers: Tips for Handling Complex Cases (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012-13 ed.)

Eighth Circuit Immigration Practice Manual (Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, 2010)

Eighth Circuit Immigration Practice Manual (Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, 2009)

Other Publications

Living with Matter of S-E-G-, in Immigration Practice Pointers: Tips for Handling Complex Cases 570 (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2010-11 ed.) (with Regina Germain & Ilana Greenstein)

The Evolution Convolution of Particular Social Group Law: From the Clarity of Acosta to the Confusion of S-E-G-, in Immigration Practice Pointers: Tips for Handling Complex Cases 565 (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2010-11 ed.) (with Regina Germain & Ilana Greenstein)

COURSES

Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic