[ LesLye OrLOff The Daynard Public Interest Visiting fellows Program
Leslye Orloff Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University Washington College of Law [ COMMUNITY LECTURE Building Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors: Past, Present and Future Monday, October 1, 2012, Noon [ ROUNDTABLE Emerging Issues in Family Law for Immigrant Survivors Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Noon Leslye Orloff is director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University Washington College of Law. NIWAP advocates for laws, policies and practices that enhance legal options for immigrant women and immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Orloff’s 30-year career includes working collaboratively with experts across the country to develop and implement immigration relief, public benefits access and family law protections for immigrant women, children and survivors. She was a co-founder and co-chair of the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women and has written local and national training curricula, manuals and story collections bringing immigrant women’s voices to national policy makers. Orloff’s work on behalf of immigrant women has received national recognition, including the 2007 Sheila Wellstone Award, awarded to the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women; the 2007 annual Rosalynn B. Bell Award, presented by the Women’s Law Center of Maryland; a Harvard Law School Wasserstein Public Interest Law Fellowship in 2002; and a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship in 1994. The Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program brings two distinguished public interest practitioners to campus each academic year for a threeday visit. The fellows serve as role models for students, demonstrating how legal skills can be used effectively and creatively to make the world a better place. This vibrant program was established in 2004 through the generosity of Professor Richard A. Daynard, president of the law school’s Public Health Advocacy Institute, and his wife, Carol Iskols Daynard.