Erika Nyborg-Burch

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Erika Nyborg-Burch

Clinical Professor
Farmworker & Immigration Rights Clinic
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A010H


J.D., Yale Law School, 2016
B.A., International Relations, Brown University, 2010
B.A., Hispanic Studies, Brown University, 2010

Erika Nyborg-Burch is a clinical professor and director of the Florida State University College of Law’s Farmworker and Immigration Rights Clinic. Professor Nyborg-Burch supervises students in the representation of immigrants seeking humanitarian relief and in community education and advocacy projects in support of farmworkers. 

Prior to joining FSU Law, Professor Nyborg-Burch was a senior litigation associate at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, where she engaged in high-stakes litigation and maintained an active pro bono practice representing victims of trafficking, students with disabilities, and reproductive health care providers. Previously, as a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Professor Nyborg-Burch represented non-citizens and individuals in the criminal legal system in federal and state court. Professor Nyborg-Burch began her career at The Bronx Defenders, where she represented clients in removal proceedings through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project as an Immigrant Justice Corps fellow. Professor Nyborg-Burch served as a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professor Nyborg-Burch earned her JD from Yale Law School, where she was a member of the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic. She was also a founding member of the Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project, coordinating removal defense during law school and later representing clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Prior to law school, Professor Nyborg-Burch worked for several years as a public-school teacher. She earned her BA in International Relations and Hispanic Studies from Brown University. Professor Nyborg-Burch speaks Spanish and is conversational in Greek.


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Rethinking Constitutionally Impermissible Punishment, 98 Notre Dame L. Rev. Reflection 40 (2022) (with Nadia Banteka)