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We Are LIJC

The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) is a community-based collaboration of Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Homeboy Industries Inc., and Dolores Mission Church. LIJC’s mission is to advance the rights of the indigent immigrant population in East Los Angeles through direct legal services, education, and community empowerment while teaching law students effective immigrants’ rights lawyering skills in a real-world setting.


LIJC focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with an emphasis on immigrants with certain immigration and criminal complications who reside in the East Los Angeles area.

In addition to direct client work, LIJC staff and students work to educate and empower the communities they serve.

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic

Loyola Law School
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 252-7409

Kathleen Kim

Faculty Advisor
213.736.81316
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Marissa Montes

Director
213.736.8136
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Yanira Lemus

Supervising Attorney
213.736.8144
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Staff Attorneys

Alejandro Barajas
213.480.6808
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Sandra Hernandez
213.480.5985
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Clinical Case Coordinator & Paralegal

Daisy Chavez-Mendez
213.736.1408
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