Biography

Bree Bernwanger is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Immigrant Justice Program at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. Bree oversees LCCR’s pro bono asylum representation project and leads its immigration-related impact litigation and policy advocacy. She joined LCCR from the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School, where she directed the New York Unaccompanied Immigrant Children & Immigrant Families Project. In 2016, she served as Managing Attorney of the Dilley Pro Bono Project, which provides pro bono representation to asylum-seeking women and children detained in Dilley, Texas. Previously, Bree taught and supervised students handling immigration and family law cases in Albany Law School's clinical program. She began her career as a litigation associate at Sidley Austin LLP and as a legal fellow at the New York Civil Liberties Union. Bree is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Georgetown Law.

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