Alexandra Fung began working as a post-graduate fellow in the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic in July 2012. The ChildLaw Clinic is a pediatric law office where Loyola J.D. and LL.M. students learn the lawyering skills needed to represent children while effectively advocating for the clients they serve. Alexandra supervises law students in the representation of children in child protection and child custody cases, and participates in teaching a clinic seminar on child representation, focusing on substantive knowledge, skills development, and ethical concerns in child advocacy.
Prior to joining to the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic, Alexandra was the supervising attorney for the Immigrant Children’s Protection Project at the National Immigrant Justice Center, where she represented immigrant children and youth before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She also provided legal trainings and technical support for pro bono attorneys representing immigrant children in immigration proceedings, and developed and conducted Know Your Rights presentations and materials for unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody.
Alexandra is a graduate of New York University School of Law and the University of Notre Dame. While in law school, Alexandra participated in NYU’s Family Defense Clinic, where she provided legal assistance, advocacy, and counseling to family members of children in or at risk of entering foster care as part of an interdisciplinary law and social work student team. She also represented and advocated for youth in various legal proceedings through internships at Catholic Charities Community Services and The Door, and assisted in the preparation of capital cases in various stages of the post-conviction process through NYU’s Capital Defender Clinic.