Clem directly represents individual clients and advocates for detention policy reform for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.
Clem obtained his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. As a law student, he represented LGBT asylum seekers at Immigration Equality and through the Cardozo Immigration Justice Clinic. He also worked with incarcerated LGBT immigrants at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, and researched resettlement issues facing LGBT refugees at the Organization For Refuge, Asylum, and Migration. Prior to that, Clem was a legal intern at Lambda Legal where he worked on same-sex marriage recognition in Maryland, as well as issues facing homeless LGBT youth in Minnesota.