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Allison Davenport

Title: Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Tel: 510-642-4139
Fax: 510-643-4625
Email Address: adavenport@law.berkeley.edu

FSU Contact: Olivia Layug

Allison Davenport is Clinical Instructor with the International Human Rights Law Clinic where she leads both domestic and international projects focusing on the rights of immigrants and refugees, women and girls, and sexual minorities. Her current clinic projects include providing legal orientation workshops to detained immigrants, investigating rights abuses against LGBT individuals in Central America, and examining marginalization and racial disparities among communities in California’s Central Valley.

Allison practiced immigration law for several years before joining Berkeley Law, first in private practice and then founding the immigration legal services program at Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, where she later served as Legal Services Director. Allison also formerly worked as Staff Attorney with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings. Prior to law school, Allison coordinated a social services program for low-income, immigrant families and earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies from U.C. Berkeley, conducting research on migration from rural Guatemala to the U.S.

Education:

B.A., Saint Mary's College (1994)
M.A., UC Berkeley (2002)
J.D., UC Berkeley (2004)

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