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About Elizabeth Keyes

Professor Keyes directs the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Her teaching, scholarship and practice all focus on improving access to justice for immigrants in the immigration system and other intersecting areas of the law, from criminal to family law.
Prior to joining the UBalt faculty, Professor Keyes was a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University Washington College of Law, where she supervised students in detained immigration removal cases, civil rights cases, visa applications for crime survivors, and a broad range of policy work related to immigrants’ rights.
Professor Keyes’ clinical work emerges from her years of practice at two organizations whose work with immigrants crossed a spectrum of legal needs and lawyering strategies. At CASA of Maryland, Professor Keyes represented domestic workers on employment and immigration matters, particularly focusing on those trafficked by diplomats, which required close collaboration between lawyers and community organizers. At WEAVE, an organization providing holistic services to domestic violence survivors, Professor Keyes worked closely with a team of social workers and focused on the intersection between immigration and domestic violence; she provided direct representation and systemic advocacy to improve the implementation of laws designed to protect immigrant survivors.
Professor Keyes is admitted to the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


Present Associate Professor of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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2004 J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
1998 M.P.A., Princeton University
1994 B.A., magna cum laude, Carleton College

Contact Information

John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 432

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John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 200

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