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Melanie Shapiro

     Melanie is in her last year of law school at Roger Williams University School of Law where she has received honors in the Immigration Clinic and Genocide & Atrocity Crimes and is a Public Interest Scholar. She plans to take the bar exam in July 2012 in MA and CT. She has been working for a year as a student attorney for the Roger Williams Immigration Clinic, representing non citizens in their applications for relief before the Immigration Court in Boston and US Citizenship and Immigration Services. In the spring, she will be doing an externship with Catholic Social Services's Immigration law program.  After law school, she plans to open an immigration firm, focusing her practice on asylum, special immigrant juvenile status cases, Violence Against Women petitions, U & T visas, hearings on bond, etc. 

Attorney Melanie Shapiro opened an immigration practice in Providence. Her areas of expertise are in asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, VAWA petitions, U & T visas, and bond hearings. You can read more about her firm, Shapiro & Kravitz, by visiting her website:  Melanie attended Roger Williams University School of Law where she was a Public Interest Scholar and received Cali Awards for her work in the Immigration Clinic and in Genocide & Atrocity Crimes.  Melanie co-founded the organization Citizens Against Trafficking with Professor Donna Hughes in 2009











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