Prof. Casper Sanchez ’97 Receives MHBA Access to Justice Award
Professor Benjamin Casper Sanchez ’97 has been named the 2020 recipient of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association’s Access to Justice Award.
The award recognizes a Minnesota attorney who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to defending and improving access to legal services, the courts, and the broader justice system for Latinos in Minnesota and across the country. The honor is for an attorney whose work goes beyond personal achievement and has a broad impact on the ability of Latinos to access accurate and reliable information about the law and the legal system, to defend their civil and legal rights, to access legal remedies, and to effect positive change in the law and public policy that impacts the Latino community.
Casper-Sanchez, an associate clinical professor of law, is the faculty director of the James H. Binger Center for New Americans. He teaches the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, which engages students in strategic impact litigation on behalf of immigrants and refugees. He has litigated cases before immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.