Jennifer Kwon joined the Legal Aid Justice Center as a staff attorney with the Immigrant Advocacy Program in 2018. Her expertise includes immigration, civil rights and education law. At LAJC, she represents immigrants before administrative agencies, and state and federal courts, specializing in complex issues combating detention, petitions for writs of habeas corpus and impact litigation. She also engages in movement lawyering, community education and other forms of advocacy to achieve systemic reform.
Prior to LAJC, Jennifer worked at Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, fighting for racial justice; the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education; and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, assisting detained immigrants in removal proceedings. She also served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and developed and taught a seminar on civil rights at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. Kwon co-teaches the Immigration Clinic at the Law School.