The NLG Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2018 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Micheli Quadros of the NLG Los Angeles Chapter!
As the 2018 NLG Weinglass Fellow, Micheli will work with Angelenos Reunited, a project dedicated to reuniting American citizen-children from Los Angeles County with undocumented parents who have been deported to their country of origin. Additionally, Micheli will be conducting free weekly seminars to immigrants as well as low-cost legal assistance to deported parents seeking to reunite with their children.
Micheli is a motivated litigator with tenacious commitment to achieving justice and the best possible solution for her clients. Her practice areas include immigration, personal injury, employment law and criminal defense. A native of Brazil, Micheli is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Micheli earned her Bachelors Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on law and society at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). After earning her Bachelors Degree, she pursued a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) – Public Sector Management and Leadership. At CSUN, she was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jenniellen Ferguson Award for outstanding achievement in Political Science, the Lonnie S. Turner award, and the Department Award for Academic Excellence.
At Loyola Law School, Micheli served as staff editor of the International and Comparative Law Review. She was also an oral advocate in the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, a trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) competition where she received the award for best English brief. Additionally, she was chosen as one of three best advocates from all participating American law schools.
Micheli is recognized as a published author and was most recently published in the Santa Clara Journal of International Law for “Secession: The Contradicting Provisions of the United Nations Charter – A Direct Threat to the Current World Order.”
We are so excited to honor such a devoted advocate who will tirelessly fight for her clients. Please join us in congratulating Micheli!
The NLG Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate. Fellows receive an award to spend 10 weeks working on a project in line with the mission of the NLG and the career of Leonard Weinglass. ■