Sunday, July 25, 2010

National Immigration Project Announces 2010 Carol Weiss King Award Recipient: Barbara Hines

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild announces the 2010 recipient of its Carol Weiss King Award for excellence in the pursuit of social justice through organizing, litigating, and teaching. This year’s award will go to Barbara Hines, one of the National Immigration Project’s most dedicated allies in the struggle for immigrant rights. Ms. Hines will be presented with her award on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the annual National Lawyers Guild Convention at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dinner banquet tickets and convention information available at

Barbara Hines directs the immigration clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. Professor Hines was a two-time Fulbright scholar in Argentina, researching Argentine immigration law and also teaching U.S. immigration law, respectively. She served as the first Co-Director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas, Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Project. Ms. Hines has litigated extensively in federal and immigration courts on the constitutional and statutory rights of immigrants. She frequently lectures and writes on immigration law, and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in her work.

In nominating Ms. Hines, her colleagues and former students wrote “Few of us can aspire to having such an ambitious career that includes community education and organizing, litigation, and teaching. Barbara has excelled in all of those areas and continues to be an inspiration to us to all."

The National Immigration Project is pleased to honor her outstanding contributions with the 2010 Carol Weiss King award. Prominent U.S. lawyer Carol Weiss King (1895-1952) specialized in immigration law and the defense of the civil rights of immigrants. She was a founding member of the National Lawyers Guild.


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