CENTER FOR

IMMIGRATION LAW, POLICY AND JUSTICE

Student Fellows

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Patrick Johnson

Patrick is a 2L at Rutgers Law School, where he currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Record and as Treasurer of the Immigrant Rights Collective. For his 1L summer, Patrick interned with the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers, where he assisted with legal research primarily pertaining to asylum, cancellation of removal, and custody redetermination issues. Patrick received a B.A. in History from the University of Portland in 2018. Prior to attending law school, Patrick worked as a member of the faculty at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, where he taught American history, worked as an assistant to the service director, and volunteered as an assistant speech and debate coach.

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Joseph F. Lin

Joseph is a 2L at Rutgers Law School. He currently serves as a Fellow at the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Lead Associate Editor for Rutgers Race & the Law Review, and Community Liaison in the LGBTQ Caucus. In the summer of 2020, Joseph interned at American Friends Service Committee, where he worked with immigrants detained in New Jersey and facing deportation. Joseph has a Master’s in Urban Planning from CUNY-Hunter College and a B.A. from NYU in Asian Pacific American Studies and Latino Studies. Prior to law school, Joseph worked in city government, tenant and immigrant rights, community development, and U.S.-China relations. He is a member of the Asian American Impact Fund and a founding member of GòngMíng Collective for Language Justice.

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Alexandra Tran

Alexandra Tran is a 3L student at Rutgers Law School. Prior to law school, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Alexandra is currently the Notes and Comments Editor for the Rutgers Race and the Law Review. She previously interned at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the Affirmative Civil Rights and Labor Enforcement section, where she conducted research pertaining to various areas of employment law.

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Juan Pablo Chavez
Juan Pablo Chavez is a 2L student at Rutgers Law School. He currently serves as a Staff Editor with the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, while also serving as a Criminal Law Teaching Fellow. After his first year of law school, Juan Pablo worked as a Summer Associate at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he conducted substantive legal work in multiple legal sectors. Juan Pablo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Montclair State University.
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Erin Sweeney
Erin Sweeney is a 2LE at Rutgers Law School focusing on immigration law. She is currently the Rutgers Chapter Director for the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). Professionally, Erin is the Executive Director of Schools That Can Newark, an education nonprofit, and previously served as Director of Strategic Initiatives at Newark high school St. Benedict’s Prep and as NJ State Director for NPower, a workforce development nonprofit.
She is a proud Newarker, an alumna of Leadership Newark, and a former Emerge NJ Fellow. Erin spends her free time volunteering with numerous organizations locally and globally, and can often be found traveling the region and world with her Girl Scout Troop, mentees, and family.