Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to 25 recent law graduates and law clerks from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and for immigrants.
IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs.
Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including:
Complex affirmative asylum applications
Relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking.
IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary and benefits.
92% of Justice Fellow grads are practicing in the immigration field
Fellows have handled more than 22,800 immigration matters.
Justice Fellows win 93% of the immigration cases they take on