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Julia Neusner

Legal Fellow, Refugee Protection

As a Stanford Law School Public Interest Fellow in the New York office, Julia Neusner conducts research for policy initiatives and litigation to protect asylum seekers’ rights. 

Julia earned a Juris Doctor and a master's degree in international policy from Stanford University before joining Human Rights First. She founded the Refugee Rights Network at Stanford Law School and led monthly student trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide legal services to asylum seekers. She is a researcher for the Stanford-based Immigration Policy Tracking Project and has conducted academic research around labor, migration, and international law. Julia worked as a legal researcher with the Bogotá-based international human rights organization Dejusticia and has worked to defend workers’ rights as a law clerk with Outten & Golden LLP and the Operating Engineers Union Local 3. Julia also assisted incarcerated individuals with Stanford’s Prisoner Legal Services pro bono program and Three Strikes Project. 

Prior to law school, Julia taught high school special education in the New York City public school system through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. She also holds a Master of Science in education from Long Island University Brooklyn and a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature with honors from New York University. 

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