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News Posted on May 1, 2015

Jonathan "J.J." Mulligan '15 Named as Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow

Jonathan "J.J." Mulligan '15 has been named as one of 35 2015 Immigrant Justice Corps fellows. He will join a select group of talented lawyers and recent college graduates from the nation's leading law schools who will represent immigrants fighting deportation and seeking citizenship.

Launched in 2014, Immigrant Justice Corps is the country's first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the growing need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants. The fellows will begin their intensive training course on August 31 and then report to nonprofit placements throughout New York and New Jersey for the two years of their fellowship. 

Mulligan was inspired to advocate for low-income immigrants by his mother's experience of being forced into exile from Chile after the military coup in 1973. At King Hall, he gained significant experience representing undocumented immigrants, especially farmworkers, while working at the Watsonville Law Center, the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation.