Rachel Unger

Rachel Ungar is a third-year student at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she serves as a Public Interest Fellow and Senior Notes Editor on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating with honors. After studying abroad in Argentina, Rachel worked on refugee policy issues at a NGO in Buenos Aires. Upon returning to the U.S., she worked for several law and policy centers at Stanford Law School for several years. During this time, she became deeply involved in several organizations focused on fighting human trafficking through providing direct services to survivors, advocating for legislative and policy reform, and fostering international development in countries such as Moldova. After finishing her 1L year at Georgetown, Rachel interned for the ACLU of Hawaii, where she drafted demand letters and legal memoranda, revised advocacy materials, and worked to find a willing plaintiff to help stop the forced labor of foreign workers in Hawaii’s fishing industry. She continued to investigate allegations of forced labor in this as a 2L through the Georgetown Human Rights Fact-Finding Practicum. As part of the practicum, Rachel helped to conduct vigorous fieldwork and stakeholder interviews, publish a fact-finding report, and engage in related advocacy. Over the 2018-19 academic year, she also served as a Law Fellow at Shared Hope International, where she conducted in-depth analyses of state laws pertaining to domestic minor sex trafficking.