Rodolfo Padilla is a legal fellow based in the DC office. Rodolfo graduated with a dual B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, and obtained his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Rodolfo interned at the Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) and Voting Sections at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. While there, he partook in investigations monitoring illegal hiring practices against migrant workers and states’ compliance with federal election laws mandating multilingual voting materials and services at polling places.
He also completed a judicial externship at the chambers of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and served as Executive Online Editor for Content at the Georgetown Law Journal. During his last semester of law school, he participated in Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented clients in cases involving excessive police force, police use of multilingual services when detaining persons with limited English proficiency, and gender and race-based employment discrimination.