2017 ASIAN LAW ALLIANCE FELLOW SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Alyssa V. Daatio is a 2L at the University of San Francisco School of Law (USF). Alyssa is interested in Immigration and Family Law. Alyssa received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside. As an undergraduate, Alyssa worked for the Immigration Law Offices of Hadley Bajramovic and helped the undocumented immigrant population in Riverside. Prior to attending law school, Alyssa worked as a paralegal for Berry, Appleman and Leiden, LLP in San Francisco, California. This past summer, Alyssa was a law clerk at Asian Law Alliance, assisting low-income and minority clients with their housing and immigration related issues.
She currently serves as Vice President of the Immigration Law Society (ILS), Community Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and as the Social Chair for the Pilipino American Law Society (PALS). This semester, Alyssa is working on affirmative asylum cases as a student intern at USF’s Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, where she is responsible for assisting unaccompanied minor children. She also participates in USF’s Moot Court Program, as a Case Counsel for 1Ls, where she is responsible for creating the legal problem 1Ls will argue for their First Year Moot Court requirement, as well as teaching them oral advocacy skills. After graduating, Alyssa hopes to continue her work with low-income families and immigrants in seeking legal representation in the Bay Area.