ACLU of Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Joel Edman has been awarded a Kaufman Fellowship to join the ACLU of Arizona, working as both a traditional staff attorney with a focus on immigrants’ rights impact litigation, and a policy advocate promoting pro-immigrant reforms in local law enforcement practices. During his time at HLS, Joel was involved in the Tenant Advocacy Project, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Harvard Immigration Project, and the Child Advocacy Clinic. He was also a member of the Harvard Law and Policy Review. During law school, Joel completed summer internships with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, as well as a J-term internship with Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. For the past year, Joel has worked as a judicial law clerk for Vice Chief Justice Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court.