IJC Alums in the News
Here are some of our alums making headlines:
Gillian Chadwick (2009), now a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, was featured in a Washington Post article about her experience as an Equal Justice Works Fellow with Women Empowered Against Violence (now defunct) in 2009-2011.
Miya Saika Chen (2009), now a Staff Attorney for Community Empowerment and Economic Justice at Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area, was quoted in an East Bay Express article about the barriers facing former inmates attempting to re-integrate into society.
Jennifer Girard (2013), now a Staff Attorney with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, has been quoted in articles by PBS, the Baltimore Sun, and local ABC affiliate WJLA on efforts to assist unaccompanied child migrants.
Michelle Lapointe, a Staff Attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, was quoted in an article on Bloomberg about a successful challenge to a South Carolina law that would have allowed the state to undertake enforcement of federal immigration law.
She was also quoted in a Gulflive.com article about a lawsuit against a Mississippi hospital that separated a mother from her newborn baby and called in the state child services agency, allegedly because the mother could only communicate effectively in an indigenous language.
Zafar Shah (2008), an attorney in the Human Right to Housing Project at the Public Justice Center in Baltimore, MD, was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article about a class action suit he filed against a property management company that had charged tenants illegal late fees.