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J.D./M.P.P., 2014, The University of Chicago Law School & Harris School of Public Policy
B.A., 2008, The University of Pennsylvania

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Pedro Gerson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Professional Practice


Pedro Gerson directs and teaches the LSU Immigration Clinic. The clinic provides immigration services for people in Louisiana, handling a wide range of immigration matters, from naturalization and asylum petitions to removal defense for individuals in immigration detention. Before joining the LSU Law Center as visiting assistant professor of law in July 2019, Professor Gerson served as an immigration Staff Attorney at The Bronx Defenders in New York City, a public defender nonprofit, where he represented individuals in criminal as well as removal proceedings.

Professor Gerson previously held several positions in Mexico City. Most recently, he was a researcher and project manager working on anti-corruption and police accountability at the Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO), a think tank. He also worked in government, serving as a director for a data analytics team in the National Digital Strategy Unit of the Office of the President of Mexico. While in Mexico, Professor Gerson was an adjunct professor in the economics and law departments at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and Universidad Iberoamericana, where he taught courses on History of Economic Thought, Law and Economics, and Anti-Corruption Law.

He is licensed to practice law in New York.

Courses Taught

LSU Immigration Clinic

Selected Publications

Coauthor of "¿Una ley para cada quién?: Cómo diseñar leyes más eficientes y justas con herramientas tecnológicas," in INNOVACIÓN JURÍDICA, Tirant lo Blanch (José Ramón Cossío Díaz ed., 2018, in Spanish)

"Trampas de la Corrupción en México," 15-3 Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica 20 (2015, in Spanish)

Honors & Awards

  • Tirant lo Blanch Editorial, Judicial Innovation Essay Award