Sarah Rose Weinman

  • Hosted by National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Sponsored by Baker McKenzie
  • Service location Chicago, Illinois
  • Law school University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Issue area Criminal Justice Reform, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design-Your-Own Fellowship

The Project

The 2010 Supreme Court decision Padilla v. Kentucky held that the defense counsel’s failure to inform non-citizen clients about immigration consequences of criminal pleas constitutes ineffective assistance. Sarah promoted the Padilla vision by training defenders on immigration consequences of criminal law and expanding the scope of Padilla’s protections through strategic impact litigation.

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