Janet Beck

Janet B. Beck, MSW, JD, is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Ms. Beck has been Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995 and has been practicing immigration law since 1987.  She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, supervising law students in the Immigration Clinic.   She also teaches a class in Immigration Law and Business at the Law Center.  Ms. Beck was the attorney on the Board of Immigration Appeals precedent decision Matter of M-A-M.  She is co-author of the American Immigration Council Practice Advisory “Representing Clients with Mental Competency Issues under Matter of M-A-M.” (Nov. 2011) Ms. Beck is also the author of an article on immigration issues published in the The Houston Lawyer (2009), the journal of the Houston Bar Association.  Ms. Beck received a B.A. from New York University, an M.S.W. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Houston.  She has spoken at American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) national and chapter conferences, University of Texas immigration conferences, as well as at meetings of the Houston Bar Association and the Association of Women Attorneys-Houston.  She was also participating faculty at a conference of the Center for Survivors of Torture in July 2011.  She has been an AILA Section Chair and Vice-President of the Texas Chapter.  She was an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.  She has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work (UHGSSW) and is currently working with a student from the UHGSSW (and her LMSW supervisor) who is assisting UH Clinic clients in need of social services.  Prof. Beck served as a Peace Corps volunteer for 3 years in Colombia, South America and is fluent in Spanish.

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