John and Kathy Schreiber to fund NIJC fellowship for Loyola Law grad
Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) is pleased to announce that John and Kathy Schreiber have generously funded an unprecedented two-year post-graduate fellowship at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) for a Loyola School of Law graduate. The selected fellow, who will begin work in September 2022, will provide legal representation to unaccompanied children and asylum seekers, and will have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge, emerging issues in immigration law.
Over the last few years, the CHRC has been developing opportunities for Loyola law students to engage in world-class training and practice in immigration law, including representing detained immigrant children and families and individuals at the U.S. border and in Chicago through the Immigration Law Practicum. The Schreibers have generously supported this work, which includes Loyola law students working on asylum applications, humanitarian relief for victims of crime including human trafficking, and advocacy against racist and inhumane practices against migrants by the U.S. government.
“The new fellowship is largely the result of the impressive work of our law students, as well as the Schreiber’s confidence in CHRC’s leadership to advance human rights in the area of immigration law,” says Katherine Kaufka Walts, director of the CHRC. “The fellowship is also recognition of the strong partnership the School of Law has with NIJC.”
The National Immigrant Justice Center is a nationally recognized legal services agency that provides legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
Watch the video about the Immigrant Rights Fellowship for Loyola Law Graduates.