College of Law Chosen as Family Security Project Host Site
The College of Law has been chosen as a host site for the Equal Justice Works New York State Family Security Project (NYSFSP). This state program is designed to foster family security and community education through the delivery of high-quality legal services to immigrant families. The College will be funded for one NYSFP fellow and one NYSFP law student.
In exchange for their fellowship/scholarship award, during a 12-month period, the Fellow and the student will serve immigrant families by addressing barriers in protecting or obtaining lawful citizenship status, lack of planning for possible separation, and other issues related to immigrant family unity and stability. NYSFP is supported by the state Commission on National and Community Service, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Ford Foundation.
The Fellow will work in the College of Law’s Office of Clinical Legal Education. Deborah Kenn, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, says, “this will be a valuable opportunity for the College to build capacity in legal assistance to immigrant communities and to provide access to justice for individuals and families struggling for basic human rights.”