Jennifer Stark is a Lecturer-in-Law and Supervising Attorney with the Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Jennifer supervises clinical law students as they work on impact litigation and advocacy projects to enhance and expand the rights of clients who are facing removal from the United States. Jennifer also supervises students in their representation of individual clients facing removal from the United States.
Jennifer co-teaches the clinic’s seminars and workshops, including training on issues related to substantive immigration law, trial preparation, client-centered lawyering, as well as other topics.
Prior to joining the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Jennifer worked for the law firm of Rosen, Bien, Galvan and Grunfeld LLP in San Francisco, California, where she practiced a variety of complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, with a focus on civil rights matters. Jennifer was a law clerk to the honorable Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the honorable Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Jennifer also worked as an Equal Justice Works Fellow for the ACLU of Southern California. While at the ACLU of Southern California, Jennifer was part of the legal team that brought the groundbreaking case, Franco-Gonzales v. Holder, a federal class action on behalf of immigration detainees with mental disabilities who were incarcerated in Arizona, California and Washington. The lawsuit established the right to legal representation for immigrant detainees with serious mental disabilities who are facing deportation and are unable to adequately represent themselves.
MSW Columbia University School of Social Work 2009