Alizabeth Newman is the Director of Immigrant Initiatives and Clinical Professor at CUNY School of Law where she focuses on innovative models for collaboration with immigrant community organizations. Ms. Newman has worked for almost two decades advocating for the rights of immigrants and has been active in educating legal and immigrant communities on immigration law, with emphasis on unique protections for battered immigrant women. Ms. Newman was the founder and initial director of SEPA Mujer, Servicios Para El Avance De La Mujer, (Services for the Advancement of Women), a community based organization offering to Latina immigrant women legal rights education, leadership development, and legal representation for survivors of domestic abuse.She has established CLE trainings on the Violence Against Women Act for local attorneys and law students and has lectured extensively at bar associations, law schools, national and local conferences options for immigrant women.

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