Susannah Volpe is a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor in the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic. Professor Volpe has worked at both nonprofit organizations and at a private law firm, always as an immigration law practitioner. Her most recent position was as Associate Director of the D.C. Immigration Unit of Ayuda, a Washington D.C. based nonprofit organization focusing on serving immigrant victims of crime. In this role, she was responsible for program development, supervision of staff attorneys, and financial management, as well as maintaining an active client docket.
Prior to working at Ayuda, Professor Volpe was an associate with Walker Gates Vela PLLC where she represented clients in removal proceedings with a focus on representing individuals with criminal convictions and those who recently arrived in the United States, including individuals held in family detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Professor Volpe has also presented at academic, immigration, and community conferences throughout her career on topics including the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, representing non-citizen youth, and humanitarian remedies for victims of crime.
Professor Volpe received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was the recipient of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law Graduating Student Award for exemplary public service contributions as a law student.