The New York Law Journal honors the Immigrant Rights Clinic and several NYU Law alumnae as "Lawyers Who Lead By Example"

The New York Law Journal has come out with their second annual list of "Lawyers Who Lead By Example," which honors law firms and attorneys who have stepped in to fill the legal needs of low-income New Yorkers. 

Alina Das '05Nancy Morawetz '81Among these honorees is NYU Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic, which is co-directed by Professors Nancy Morawetz '81 and Alina Das '05. The New York Law Journal's profile of the IRC (which you can read in full here), in describing the goals of the clinic, quotes Second Circuit Judge Robert Katzmann: "What this clinic is trying to do is ensure that this generation of immigrants has the opportunity to thrive in this country and make this country even greater," he says. Read more about the IRC's recent accomplishments in the related links section below.


Valerie Bogart '82, the director of Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program, is honored for her work assisting victims of Nazi Persecution. According to the New York Law Journal, under Bogart's direction, the program has provided legal advice to 658 individuals in the past fiscal year, including 130 victims of Nazi persecution. (Read the full profile of Bogart here.)

Alla Kazakina (LL.M. ’00), a senior staff attorney in New York Legal Assistance Group's Immigrant Protection Unit, is honored for her work overseeing the group's Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Program. (Read the full profile of Kazzakina here.)

The New York Law Journal also honors the New York-based law firm Shearman & Sterling for their firm-wide commitment to Pro Bono work. Among the lawyers mentioned in the story is Linda Rappaport ’77, a partner at the firm who also acts as chair of the board of advisors at the Legal Aid Society. (Read the full profile of Sherman & Sterling here.)

Post September 12, 2012