Leah Rodriguez

Scholar
Class of 2019
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Leah Rodriguez is an immigration attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Austin, where she pursues relief from removal for detained and formerly detained survivors of violence in Texas, particularly indigenous language speakers, through direct representation, resource development, and advocacy. Her two-year fellowship is funded by Baker Botts LLP and Dell Technologies.

At Texas Law, Leah participated in the Immigration Clinic and the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. She volunteered for the Karnes Pro Bono Project and worked on asylum cases on the Pro Bono Program’s winter break trip. Outside of law school, she was involved in local immigration advocacy through Grassroots Leadership and she studied K’iche’, a Maya language of Guatemala. During the summers, she worked in Austin with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Immigration Team.