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HIV Law Project provides innovative legal services and advocacy programs for underserved, low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly women and their families; people of color; 
undocumented immigrants, members of the LGBT community; and the homeless.

Stephanie Wolter: Columbia Law School, Social Justice Fellow

Stephanie Wolter, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and 2012 graduate of Columbia Law School, joins HIV Law Project as a Social Justice Fellow to advocate for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. She joined HIV Law Project in September.

“In addition to her passion,” says Cristina Velez, Supervising Attorney, Immigration, “Stephanie brings experience in representing HIV-positive immigrants seeking asylum, VAWA, U Visas, and other forms of relief from removal.” As a Social Justice Fellow who is proficient in Spanish, Ms. Wolter will focus on immigration law. In addition, she will be working on immigration-related public policy issues with an emphasis on ensuring access to proper care and treatment for HIV-positive immigrant detainees.

Stephanie Wolter | HIV Law Project Social Justice Fellow
“I am very excited about joining HIV Law Project as a Social Justice Fellow,” says Ms. Wolter. “HIV Law Project has an excellent reputation, and is well connected in the field."

“I am very excited about joining HIV Law Project as a Social Justice Fellow,” says Ms. Wolter. “HIV Law Project has an excellent reputation, and is well connected in the field. Not only will I will have the opportunity to continue to build on my past experiences and interests, I will also have the opportunity to explore new areas of law and learn more about public policy advocacy as a tool for social justice. This position will greatly assist me as I begin my public interest law career.”

Alison Yager, Supervising Attorney, Policy, says, “We know Ms. Wolter possesses the enthusiasm, dedication and skills to be a life-long social justice advocate. This fellowship will provide her with the solid foundation she needs to follow this career path.”

Ms. Wolter anticipates being admitted to the NYS Bar in December 2012. The Social Justice Fellowship continues through August 2013.