Jacqueline Pearce

Visiting Instructor, Immigration Justice Clinic


B.A., 2009, Northeastern University

J.D., 2013, Cardozo School of Law

Areas of Expertise



Jackie Pearce is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Cardozo School of Law. Before joining the clinic, Jackie worked at the Bronx Defenders, where she represented detained non-citizens as part of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), the first-in-the-nation public defender program for immigrants facing deportation. Previously, she was a post-graduate fellow with Make the Road NY, where she advised non-citizens and their criminal defense attorneys about the immigration consequences of contact with the criminal justice system. Jackie received her J.D. from Cardozo in 2013.  While at Cardozo, she participated in the Immigration Justice Clinic, held a fellowship with the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, and interned with the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights Project, Amnesty International USA, and the New York State Division of Human Rights.