Lynette M. Parker

Associate Clinical Professor, Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center

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Lynette Parker has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000, and she also serves as a lecturer in the law school. She provides technical support to attorneys on political asylum, VAWA, U visa and T visa cases. She has authored a law review article published by Georgetown Immigration Law Journal titled “Increasing Law Students Effectiveness When Representing Traumatized Clients: A Case Study of the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.”

Prior to joining the KGACLC, Parker worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes who are petitioning for U visas, and victims of human trafficking who are petitioning for T visas. Parker spent three years of her childhood in Puerto Rico and five years in India. She has traveled to China, Nicaragua, Chiapas, Mexico, and Colombia, and is fluent in Spanish.

Education

J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1986

M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1986

B.A., The College of Wooster, 1982

Affiliations and Honors

  • Member, Executive Committee of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
  • Member, Bay Area Coalition for Immigrant Victims of Crimes

Bibliography

Books

Representing Survivors of Human Trafficking: A Promising Practices Handbook with Lee. Immigrant Resource Center (2010) | Link to Library Catalog

Articles

Increasing Law Students' Effectiveness When Representing Traumatized Clients: A Case Study of the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, 21 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 163-199 (2007) | Link to Full Text

Other Articles

Immigration Law and Community Service at Santa Clara University School of Law, 14 Santa Clara Law 36-37 (Spring 2008) (Also appeared in 11 Explore: An Examination of Catholic Identity and Ignation Character in Jesuit Higher Education 15-17 (Spring 2008)) | Link to Full Text

Currently Teaching:

Fall 2014