Dorothy Hwang

Dorothy joined Asian Law Alliance as a staff attorney in 2017. She works within the general immigration project providing direct services in matters ranging from naturalization to removal defense. Since 2010, she has worked at various organizations including Human Rights USA and Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center in Washington, DC as well as Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in San Francisco, providing direct legal services to low-income immigrant populations. On the east coast, she primarily practiced immigration, family law, and housing law in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. In law school, her studies and clinic work focused on immigration and international human rights law. She has represented individual clients before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as well as in federal courts on behalf of Guantanamo detainees and their families. Prior to law school, Dorothy worked as a domestic violence community legal advocate providing both legal advocacy on behalf of and social services to victims of domestic violence in Baltimore, Maryland. Dorothy received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is not currently admitted in California.

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