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Alumna receives Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship

Alumna Rocio Alcantar (JD '10) was selected by the Chicago Bar Foundation to receive a Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship. There are five fellowships awarded annually to attorneys who have dedicated their careers to public interest, and as a recipient of this fellowship, Alcantar will receive $20,000 in loan repayment assistance over five years to help her continue her career in public interest law. 

Alcantar is the supervising attorney for the Immigrant Children’s Protection Project at the National Immigrant Justice Center. While a student at DePaul, she received practical training through the Asylum & Immigration Law​ Clinic, participated in activities with the International Human Rights Law Institute, and created the Society for Asylum and Immigration Law (SAIL), student organization.