Elizabeth Gibson is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU). She represents clients in a variety of immigration matters, including removal defense. She also sits on the New York City Bar’s Immigration & Nationality Law Committee as well as the International Migrants Bill of Rights Initiative Steering Committee. Elizabeth previously served as an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow, clerked at the New York Immigration Court, and worked at the Open Society Justice Initiative, the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the U.S. Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State. She also worked as a research assistant for the U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees. She received her J.D. and Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Global Law Scholar and Human Rights Associate. During law school, she participated in the Center for Applied Legal Studies asylum clinic. Elizabeth was awarded the 2014 Bettina Pruckmayr Award for Human Rights, and her team’s research on statelessness in the Dominican Republic received a special commendation from the United Nation. Before law school, Elizabeth worked as a newspaper reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, and she has a B.S. and M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  She is admitted to practice law in New York.