April 16, 2019

CUA Law student, Andrea Laprade (1L), received the Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship. The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is rooted in a history of civil rights advocacy, originally funded with lawyers' fees from a pro bono employment discrimination case. Since 2004, the Foundation has awarded fellowships to exceptional law students who demonstrate a commitment to public service. Fellows commit their summers to public service and to advancing public policy by working at nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and international legal organizations.

Laprade will be working as an Immigration Law Intern at Ayuda, Inc. She will be assigned an active caseload preparing filings for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Immigration Court. Her duties will include client communication, conducting legal research, writing memoranda and briefs, advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, as well as attending USCIS interviews with clients as an interpreter.

Reaction from Laprade: "I am honored and thrilled to be a 2019 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellow! This fellowship will enable me to experience firsthand how it is to work as an immigration advocate, furthering my goal of supporting comprehensive immigration reform. I look forward to participating in the various events the Foundation holds for Fellows, as well as working with my assigned mentor. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with both the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and Ayuda, Inc. and strive to continue my path of service to others by using my experiences and legal training for a greater purpose."