Alicia
Nieves ’16

“I have a passion for helping vulnerable communities access justice. At NYU Law, I started asking how technology can have an impact…”

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Alicia
Nieves ’16

“I have a passion for helping vulnerable communities access justice. At NYU Law, I started asking how technology can have an impact…”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

Policy Intern, Fwd.US

BA, Political Science and Migration Studies, Indiana University

Academic Interests

Immigrant Rights

Latinx Rights Scholar

Beyond the Books

NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Latino Law Students Association

Social Enterprise & Startup Law Group

Student Volunteer, South Brooklyn Legal Services

Summer Work

Law Clerk, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Law Clerk, New Economy Project (Ford Foundation Public Interest Fellowship)

After NYU Law

Kirkland & Ellis Legal Fellow,
JustFix.nyc, a non-profit
start-up

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Scholarship in Action

“I’m proud to say I was a Latinx Rights Scholar. The program allows students to really look at the issues affecting Latinx communities in a deep way.”

Building a Community





“In my 2L year, I was one of the co-chairs for the Latino Law Students Association. I helped develop resources such as bringing in a panel of experts to help us train for Early Interview Week interviews.”

2L Summer: Public Service in the City

“I reached out to an alum who was working at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Our conversation led to a law clerk position. I worked on an exciting program to expand access to free legal services for low-income immigrants.”

NYU Law in Two Words

“Opportunity. Rewarding.”