Paulina Vera

Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Paulina Vera, Esq. supervises GW Law Immigration Clinic students and provides legal representation to asylum-seekers and respondents facing deportation in Immigration Court. She is a Professorial Lecturer In Law and for the 2019-2020 academic year will lead the clinic and teach Immigration Law I.

Ms. Vera previously served as the only Immigration Staff Attorney at the Maryland-based non-profit, CASA. 

She is a 2015 graduate of The George Washington University Law School. During law school, she was a student attorney at the Immigration Clinic.

Ms. Vera is involved in a number of professional organizations. She is a co-chair of the Student Affairs Committee for the Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA-DC), a board member of the HBA-DC Foundation and a board member of LEAD.Latinoamerica. Ms. Vera is also an active member of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Her passion project is managing an online community called Hermanas In The Law, where she features Latinas thinking about law school, Latina law students, and Latina lawyers. Ms. Vera is originally from Tucson, AZ and is the proud daughter of two immigrants. 


JD, The George Washington University Law School

Classes Taught

  • Immigration Law I
  • Immigration Clinic

In the News

"The Heat: Migration, Asylum and Deportation"

August 14, 2019

Paulina Vera spoke with CGTN America about the Safe Third Country rule for asylum seekers between the United States and Guatemala.