AUWCL students
AUWCL students Amy Tamayo and Dominique Perez-Sangimino.

AUWCL Students Receive Hispanic Bar Association Funding for Public Interest Work

June 8, 2018

Two students from American University Washington College of Law have received funds from the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. for work they will be doing this summer in the public interest field.

Rising 3L Dominique Perez-Sangimino will be working at Ayuda, an organization that connects multi-lingual attorneys and social workers to immigrants to provide legal, social, and language access services.

"I am so excited to work with Ayuda in offering legal services to low-income immigrants in our community," Perez-Sangimino said.

Rising 2L Amy Tamayo said she will be interning at Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program, the "only legal service provider in Virginia that is able to represent undocumented immigrants."

"LAJC focuses on eliminating systemic poverty by advocating for fair labor practices and immigration reform," Tamayo said.  "This summer I will be working on employment, consumer, and housing cases for immigrant communities in NOVA."