June 21, 2019 | Pepperdine Law students Athina Doria, CaVone Moore, and Hannah Gray are featured in the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) newsletter article, “From the Classroom to the Courtroom.” Pepperdine Law has a unique collaboration with the LAFLA Supporting Families Workgroup in which Pepperdine students work directly with immigrants, assessing their eligibility for relief and representing them in court. The Pepperdine fellows work with clients applying for asylum; those intent on keeping their lawful permanent residency; domestic violence victims seeking protection under the Violence Against Women Act; families seeking to obtain status under the U Visa as victims of violent crime; and survivors of human trafficking.
From the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles:
According to LAFLA Senior Attorney Brigit Greeson Alvarez (pictured right, second from right), who oversees the partnership with Pepperdine, “What makes LAFLA unique is the breadth of experience of our attorneys and their ability to train. Our fellows know they will not just research and write for a hypothetical scenario. At LAFLA, our fellows work collaboratively with the attorneys to directly represent those at high-risk of removal before immigration judges. No matter where they land after graduation, our students gain writing, client communication, oral advocacy, and negotiation skills, applicable to all areas of law.”
The complete article may be found here