Susannah Volpe

Scholar Immigration / International Human Rights
Class of 2011
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Susannah Volpe is an assistant deputy public defender in the New Jersey State Office of the Public Defender based in Newark. Previously, she taught in the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic at Seton Hall Law in Newark. Prior to that, she was associate director of the D.C. Immigration Unit of Ayuda, a Washington D.C. based nonprofit organization that serves immigrant victims of crime. She has also practiced immigration law as an associate at a private law firm and as a staff attorney at Catholic Charities of Central Texas, both in Austin.

At Texas Law, Susannah participated in the Community Development Clinic, Juvenile Justice Clinic, and Immigration Clinic. She served as president of the Public Interest Law Association and participated in Youth Court, the 2011 Pro Bono in January Winter Break trip, and the Justice Center’s Student Advisory Board. She also worked as a research assistant to help launch the Law School’s Pro Bono Program and volunteered for American Gateways. She spent her summers working with the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Immigration Law Unit, CASA de Maryland, and the D.C. Employment Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Clinic.