Enid Trucios-Haynes

 Length of Service - September 7, 2016 - present

Term Expires:  September 6, 2018

Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes joined the faculty at the Brandeis School of Law in 1993. She is a nationally recognized scholar in immigration law and she has been in the field for more than 25 years. Professor Trucios-Haynes’ teaching focus is in constitutional law, immigration law, international law, and race and the law with an emphasis on issues affecting Latinos.  Professor Trucios-Haynes was the founder and director of the Brandeis School of Law Immigration Mini-Clinic (1998-2000), a pilot project and the only live-client clinical experience available to students at that time. Professor Trucios-Haynes served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the Brandeis School of Law from 2004-2007.

Professor Trucios-Haynes currently is the University of Louisville Faculty Grievance Officer, a position she has held since 2010, and serves as Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate. Since 2014, Professor Trucios-Haynes has been the Interim Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, a diversity unit within the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs.

She is the co-founder and co-director of the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program with Professor Jamie Abrams. The program was established in spring 2014 and focuses on immigrant, noncitizen and refugee rights.

Professor Trucios-Haynes graduated from Stanford Law School where she served as Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review, Co-President of Women of Stanford Law and a member of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association. Her legal experience includes volunteer service at the Kingston Legal Aid Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, which she acquired during a “semester abroad” work-study program while attending Stanford Law School, as well as participation in the inaugural year of the school’s Immigration Law Clinic.

After graduation, Professor Trucios-Haynes worked in the litigation department of Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP) in New York, New York. Professor Trucios-Haynes practiced immigration and nationality law exclusively as a Senior Associate at the law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, the largest immigration law firm worldwide, where she represented Fortune 500 companies and high-net-worth individuals including Sir Paul McCartney and his band during his 1992 World Tour.

Professor Trucios-Haynes has received numerous awards during her career at Brandeis School of Law including the 2012 Distinguished University Award in Service, the 2012 Richard and Constance Lewis Fellows Award, University of Louisville 2001 Award for Exemplary Multicultural Teaching, the Brandeis School of Law Alumni Teaching Excellence Award (2001), and the Ann Oldfather Fellowship for Public Service in 1998, among others.

Professor Trucios-Haynes serves on the Metro Louisville Ethics Commission by appointment. She has served as President of the board of the ACLU of Kentucky since 2013 and on its Executive and Litigation Review Committees, and as Secretary of the board of the Hispanic-Latino Coalition of Louisville. She serves in a leadership capacity in a number of University of Louisville committees including the University Community Engagement Steering Committee, the Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee, and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program Steering Group.

Professor Trucios-Haynes is a regular speaker on immigration issues and is active in local immigrant rights organizations.  She directs an Immigration Externship at Brandeis School of Law, as well as a Public Service Placement which is affiliated with National Immigrant Justice Center. She leads teams of volunteers including law students, local immigration attorneys and local volunteers from religious and other community organizations to conduct  “Know Your Rights” Presentations at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center at the Boone County Jail in Boone County, Kentucky.

The "Know Your Rights" presentations offer an opportunity for students and community volunteers who are interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes and local attorney Becca O'Neill lead the team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the ICE bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The work is coordinated by the Detention Project of the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center.

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