Jenny R. Fee
Supervising Attorney, Interim Director of Children's Rights Clinic and Lecturer in Law
B.A., Political Science, 2002, University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., 2008, Southwestern Law School; Member, California State Bar
Phone: (213) 738-6607
As the first Clinical Fellow in the law school's Children's Rights Clinic, Jenny Fee brought practical experience in special education and regional center advocacy as well as experience as a clinical student. Now a Supervising Attorney, she works closely with the Clinic's director, Professor Julie Waterstone, and assists in the representation of clients, supervision of law students and development of course curricula. She also participates in teaching the clinic seminars and conducting research.
"As a clinical fellow, I enjoyed promoting the clinic's purpose, encouraging and supporting clinical students, and representing those children in the greatest need of care and assistance."
An active student at Southwestern, she participated in the Moot Court Honors Program, Women's Law Association, Public Interest Law Committee, and the Children's Rights and Street Law clinics. After graduating from law school, she worked for Woodsmall Law Group in San Marino where she represented clients in matters related to the educational rights of children with special needs.
"I owe a great deal to this program and to this school," Professor Fee said. "My three years at Southwestern were incredibly challenging and equally rewarding; the Children's Rights Clinic not only exposed me to a fascinating area of law but directly aided in my transition from 'law student' to 'lawyer.' As a clinical fellow, I enjoyed promoting the clinic's purpose, encouraging and supporting clinical students, and representing those children in the greatest need of care and assistance. I was honored to return to Southwestern in this capacity."
Southwestern established the Children's Rights Clinic Fellowship and the Immigration Law Clinic Fellowship to provide a unique opportunity for young lawyers or recent law school graduates to gain experience in both clinical teaching and litigation in these areas.