Stacy Taeuber

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
M.S., UW-Madison
B.A., Earlham College

Teaching Areas:
Immigration Law

Recently Taught Courses
854 Clinical Program: Immigrant Justice Clinic
873 Immigration Law

Research Interests:
The criminalization of immigrants.
The intersection of criminal and immigration law.
Immigrants and race.
Clinical teaching.
Community-based lawyering.


Stacy Taeuber is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW Law School. She came to the Law School in 2012, armed with a grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment and the task of launching the first law school immigration clinic in Wisconsin dedicated to serving noncitizens in deportation proceedings. Now in its third year, the Immigrant Justice Clinic has served over 100 individuals from at least 20 countries. Through a combination of seminar and practical experience, Taeuber guides her students through the complexities of deportation defense and "crimmigration law." Each year, students appear in Immigration Court in Chicago to litigate their clients' cases. Students also handle cases at the administrative agency level, and on appeal. In 2014, the clinic won a Community-University Partnership Award.

Taeuber spent many years working for non-profit immigrant rights' groups including the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in Miami, FL, and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) in Florence, AZ. She spent two years as a Deputy Public Defender in the Cochise County Public Defender's Office in southeast Arizona before moving home to Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, Taeuber has been in private practice, and has earned a reputation as an expert in deportation defense and the immigration consequences of crimes. She co-founded and is on the Board of Directors of the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC), which won the Dane County Bar Association Pro Bono award in 2012. She has conducted CLEs on the representation of noncitizens in criminal court and the immigration consequences of crimes. 

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