John Jozkowski ’19 has been selected as a two-year postgraduate Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellow. After he graduates, he will be doing his fellowship work at Safe Horizon in New York City—providing support and pursuing immigration relief for victims of crime and abuse, both in the United States and in their home countries.
“IJC is the perfect way for me, as a new lawyer, to access the advocate community and help as many people as possible,” said Jozkowski, who has already worked with several organizations advocating for immigrants, including Lutheran Social Services, the Safe Passage Project, and New York Legal Assistance Group.
Launched in 2014, the IJC is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants. The idea for its creation came from Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, who spoke at Brooklyn Law School’s Convocation ceremony last year.
Jozkowski and the other 2019 IJC fellows will serve for two years at top legal services agencies across the country. Host organizations are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Texas, and Virginia.