Paulina Vera, Esq. supervises GW Law Immigration Clinic students and provides legal representation to asylum-seekers and respondents facing deportation in Immigration Court. She is a Professorial Lecturer In Law and has previously taught Immigration Law I. Ms. Vera previously served as the only Immigration Staff Attorney at the Maryland-based non-profit, CASA. She is a double GW alumna; JD ’15 and BA, ’12 in International Affairs, concentrating on Latin American Studies and International Politics. During law school, she was a student-attorney at the Immigration Clinic.
Ms. Vera is involved in a number of professional organizations. She is a board member for the Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA-DC), the HBA-DC Foundation and LEAD Latinoamerica. Ms. Vera is also the co-chair of the ImmiGRANT Legal Defense Fund of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). Ms. Vera is the 2019 recipient of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC’s Rising Star Award and a 2021 recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers Under 40 award. Her passion project is managing an online community called Hermanas In The Law, where she features Latinas thinking about law school, Latina law students, and Latina lawyers. Ms. Vera is originally from Tucson, AZ and is the proud daughter of two immigrants.
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