Danielle Alvarado '15 has been named to the 2015 class of Justice Fellows by the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.

IJC matches recent law school and college graduates with New York City’s leading non-profit legal services providers and community-based organizations. There, the fellows will offer a broad range of immigration assistance, including naturalization, deportation defense, and affirmative applications for asylum seekers, juveniles, and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking.

"I am thrilled to join IJC.  Its efforts to end the crisis of inadequate representation faced by immigrant communities are unprecedented and long overdue," said Alvarado. "I came to law school with a deep commitment to working for immigrants’ rights. Northeastern has given me the freedom to explore that passion and to develop skills that I know will make me a stronger, more creative advocate. I am grateful for the numerous members of the faculty who have mentored me, and for my classmates who have inspired me with their commitment to using the law as a tool for social change. It is a privilege to join IJC and the ranks of Northeastern graduates working in the public interest."

>>Learn more about the 2015 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows 

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The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.