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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
While serving a one year fellowship, Christine Mueewsen will work primarily on the firm’s pro bono docket and firm projects including asylum cases, family-based immigration matters before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and removal cases before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).
J.D. UC Davis School of Law, Davis, California, May 2014
B.A. Economics and Spanish, University of Wisconsin La Cross, December 2007
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
Idaho AILA Chapter, Member
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Member
Minnesota State Bar Association
ACADEMIC COMMENDATIONS & AWARDS
Martin Luther King Public Interest Scholarship, 2011-2014
Outstanding Legal Advocate Award, Legal Research and Writing (1L), 2012
King Hall Legal Foundation Grant Recipient
UC Davis Public Interest Fellowship
During law school, Christine worked as an intern at Tahirih Justice Center in Falls Church, Virginia assisting immigrant women and girls fleeing gender based violence in their countries of origin. There she conducted substantial research on asylum and prepared applications for adjustment of status, a U visa, and asylee relative petitions. As a clinical student Christine represented a detained client seeking relief under the Convention Against Torture, including conducting a bond hearing in Immigration Court. She also drafted comments on behalf of the ABA regarding the proposed regulations to implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act in immigration detention centers.
Prior to attending law school, Christine lived in Benin, West Africa for two years as a small enterprise development Peace Corps Volunteer. There she established micro savings and loan associations for women’s groups in several small villages and organized a girls’ empowerment summer camp.
In her free time, Christine enjoys cycling, hiking, and snowboarding.