Leah Glowacki, Class of '16

Former Student/Alumni | Staff Attorney/Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) in Hempstead, New York

I absolutely loved participating in the Immigration Clinic at Texas Law. Doing everything from advocating for the release of families from detention to preparing asylum cases and engaging in interesting research motivated me to pursue a career defending immigrant’s rights. I will always be grateful for the opportunity the clinic offered to study and practice immigration law under the supervision of the clinic’s tremendous faculty in a border state whose laws and policies often fail to protect its dynamic immigrant community. Throughout four semesters in the clinic I learned about the nuts and bolts of immigration law, procedure in immigration court, current issues facing practitioners, and how to effectively interview, engage with, and advocate on behalf of clients. The Immigration Clinic became my refuge in law school, and I would highly recommend it to literally every law student, but especially students interested in human rights, civil rights, children’s rights, immigrant’s rights, public interest law, etc.