Professor Adelson joined the College of Law Public Interest Law Center in 2011 as director of the Medical-Legal Partnership. She previously directed the Human Rights and Immigration Law Project at Florida State University’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights (CAHR). Professor Adelson holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar, a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Reid Scholar, and a B.A. from Brandeis University where she was a Gilbert Scholar. She is a practicing attorney and a member in good standing of The Florida Bar. During her work at CAHR, Professor Adelson assisted in successful lobbying efforts to make Florida’s anti-trafficking legislation more favorable to children. She has published several articles in legal journals and a manual on special immigrant juvenile status in Florida. Her work focuses on the intersections between immigration law and child advocacy.