The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship was established jointly in 2009 by the America Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (“CHRCL”), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (“NIP/NLG”), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio.

The primary mission of the fellowship program is to strengthen law students’ long-term commitment to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. Fellows will be chosen by the three sponsoring organizations, and will be selected based on the strength of their proposed host site and project.

Michael Maggio was an extraordinary immigration attorney and individual who was a life-long advocate for justice, equality and peace. Throughout his career, Michael received countless professional awards and was honored for his extraordinary legal representation, astute strategizing, unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards and his deep passion for justice and upholding the rule of law. He was an active member of AILA, the National Lawyers Guild, and served on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Project. He was also an active supporter of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

The Maggio Immigrants’ Right Fellowship program will select its first recipient in 2009, for the summer of 2010. One summer fellowship will be awarded to a law student each year.

Please see for application form and additional information. The current deadline is December 4, 2009. (If it changes to a later date, this notification will be re-posted.) 

NOTE: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY DECEMBER 4, 2009 (request for deadline extension is pending; will re-post if it changes).