Julia Hernandez


Julia Hernandez
2022 Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice



Julia Hernandez is Associate Professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law. Julia practices in and writes about the family regulation system in its various iterations: at the border and beyond targeting migrant families, in Native communities and in state-based systems in communities across the U.S. She also researches and writes about pedagogy in legal education and movement lawyering. Prior to joining CUNY’s faculty, Julia was an attorney with Brooklyn Defender Services’ Family Defense Practice where she represented parents in child neglect and abuse proceedings. Julia also worked with non-citizens fighting deportation with Catholic Migration Services. Julia's publications have appeared in Clinical Law Review and Law & Political Economy. She is thrilled to be the 2022 Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre where she will research movement lawyering in the landmark Caring Society case.

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