Angelica Juarbe Santaliz

  • Lecturer in Law

Angelica Juarbe Santaliz is a Supervising Attorney for the Immigration Unit at Brooklyn Defender Services, where she represents non-citizens in removal proceedings and in a wide range of immigration applications. Many of her clients have involvement in the criminal justice system or family court proceedings. Prior to joining BDS, Angie was an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at Atlas:DIY, representing immigrant youth.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Angie graduated from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Angie was awarded a Lowenstein Fellowship for her dedication to public interest law and the Jane Marks Murphy prize for her work in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. During her time at CLS, Angie was the Executive Editor of the Spanish Jailhouse Lawyers’ Manual, President of the Domestic Violence Project, Career Chair for the Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, an editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and a participant in the LaLSA Moot Court. Angie received her B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.