The Law School | March 16, 2015
Dean Nell Jessup Newton named Jessica A. Binzoni and Audra Passinault this week the 2015 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows. The third-year law students each developed winning proposals for post-graduate public interest projects providing direct legal services to low-income populations.
The Shaffer Fellowship, a highly competitive program funded entirely by annual donors, pays the Fellows’ salaries, health and other benefits for two years.
Binzoni will work with the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago supporting the Asylum Project by representing clients applying for humanitarian parole, withholding of removal, asylum, deferred action and special immigrant juvenile visas. Binzoni, a fluent French speaker, will be working particularly with the 40 percent of NIJC’s clients seeking asylum from West Africa.
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