Amy Gottlieb

American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program


Amy Gottlieb is the Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees. She graduated from Rutgers Law School-Newark in 1996, and has represented intending immigrants in family-based petitions and applicants for asylum before the INS asylum office, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal court.

Gottlieb supervises AFSC’s Legal Services, Community Organizing, and Outreach and Education projects. She has worked as a cooperating attorney with the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic and the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers Law School. Gottlieb also provides training on immigration law to attorneys and social service providers in New Jersey.

Gottlieb, who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the National Lawyers Guild National Immigration Project, received the Richard J. Hughes Public Interest Award from Seton Hall Law School. She is a board member of the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network, La Fuente, and the Rutgers Law School – Newark Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and also serves on the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as the Minority Concerns Committee of the Hudson County Court System.