Stipend-Funded Immigration and Asylum Position with Legal Aid Foundation Los Angeles
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law has received generous funding for a stipend to support a student working in immigration and asylum matters. In partnership with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles ("LAFLA"), the School of Law and LAFLA are accepting applications for a rare paid public interest legal internship opportunity. The successful candidate will receive a $2,500 stipend for each semester (fall and spring) for an academic year position. Please note that the candidate will also be able to obtain externship credit for the position.
Anticipated duties include:
Helping LAFLA defend immigrants at risk of removal from the United States. Assisting staff attorneys in conducting intake at the immigration court detention docket as well as local immigration detention centers, and analyzing relief available before an immigration judge. If case is accepted for representation by LAFLA, assisting in preparing motions, assembling evidence for relief applications, and representing immigrants before local immigration judges.
The position is available for rising 2Ls and 3Ls. Fluency in a language other than English preferred.
Please address the cover letter to Ms. Brigit Alvarez at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and submit a resume and the cover letter to Kellie Kamimoto, Clinical Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Submit your application by Friday, June 12th to allow for time to review applications before fall semester registration.