Kathleen Moccio

  • Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Indiana University, B.A.
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D.

Office: 96A
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Kathy Moccio joined the James H. Binger Center for New Americans in August 2017 as a visiting assistant professor of clinical law. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing immigration law. From 2009 to 2017, Moccio served as an assistant Hennepin County public defender, a position in which she helped noncitizen defendants navigate the intersection of criminal and immigration laws. She is recognized nationally as a researcher, author, and educator of lawyers on such “crim-imm” issues. Prior to her time with the Hennepin County Public Defender’s office, Moccio was in private immigration practice at a number of firms, including Minneapolis-based Dorsey & Whitney, and also worked for and consulted with numerous immigration nonprofits. 

Moccio has long been active with the Binger Center’s nonprofit partners, as well as such national organizations as the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council. In 2015, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild selected Moccio as the sole recipient of its annual award, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the cause of immigrant justice.

For further information on Kathy Moccio, please consult her PDF iconcurriculum vitae.


Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic

Detainee Rights Clinic

Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic Student Directors

Detainee Rights Clinic Student Directors

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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