Julie Pittman will join Centro de los Derechos del Migrante as a Justice Catalyst in Mexico City.
In this position, Julie will work with low-wage migrant workers traveling between the US and Mexico to hold employers accountable for the collection of illegal recruitment fees. At UC Berkeley School of Law, Julie focused on employment and immigration law, working with Adelante Alabama Worker Center, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza. She also participated in the Berkeley Death Penalty Clinic and served as Co-Senior Publishing Editor of the California Law Review and as Managing Editor of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy. Julie is author of Released Into Shackles: The Rise of Immigrant E-Carceration, 108 Calif. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming Apr. 2020). Prior to law school, Julie taught ESOL in Rhode Island and worked as a paralegal with the Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina.