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Lindsay Harris

  • Hosted by Tahirih Justice Center
  • Sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Service location Falls Church, Virginia
  • Law school University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Issue area Domestic Violence, Human Rights, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Lindsay’s project empowered African immigrant women survivors of gender-based violence in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, to seek immigration relief through providing culturally sensitive legal services and outreach.

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow and later a staff attorney, she launched and led the African Women’s Empowerment Project at the Tahirih Justice Center, conducting outreach to and representing survivors of gender-based violence in the DC metro area.

Next Steps

Lindsay Harris currently works as an assistant professor of law at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law and Co-Director of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic.

My inspiration is the clients I have had the privilege of serving—their incredible strength, dignity, resilience, and beauty despite all that they have overcome in life.

Lindsay Harris /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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Kristin Bochicchio

Host: Tahirih Justice Center

Sponsor: Arnold & Porter Foundation, BP

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Host: Greater Legal Services

Sponsor: McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Morgan Drake

Host: National Immigrant Justice Center

Sponsor: The Ebb Point Foundation

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Host: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

Sponsor: Texas Access to Justice Foundation