Professor Gottesman directs the Immigrant Justice Clinic, a student staffed law office that engages in direct representation, community education, and advocacy on matters at the intersection between immigration law and state law.
Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2002, Professor Gottesman worked as a Kirkland & Ellis Public Service Fellow in the Immigration Unit of the Legal Aid Society of New York. For her fellowship project, Professor Gottesman provided information and representation to immigrants in deportation proceedings as a result of Youthful Offender adjudications or first offenses, and to immigrant children in foster care. After her fellowship, she remained at the Legal Aid Society, practicing in the housing and immigration law fields. She later served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Edmund V. Ludwig in Philadelphia.
Professor Gottesman graduated from Wesleyan University. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar. Before attending law school, Professor Gottesman spent three years working and studying in China.