Julie Marzouk

Julie Marzouk

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty
Co-Director, Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Expertise: Immigration; Asylum; Domestic Violence; Gender-based Violence;
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 423
Phone: (714) 628-2669
Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley, Juris Doctor


Professor Marzouk teaches the Family Protection Clinic Immigration seminar which focuses on core lawyering skills such as interviewing, counseling, fact investigation, affidavit drafting, and brief writing. In the clinic, students explore the dynamics of domestic violence while studying substantive immigration law and regulation. Professor Marzouk supervises students in the direct representation of immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and other gender based crimes. Family Protection Clinic Immigration students represent clients in administrative proceedings and in federal immigration court, as well as engage in community based education and local advocacy. Prior to joining the Chapman faculty, Professor Marzouk was the Supervising Attorney at Orange County’s Public Law Center (PLC). While at PLC, she provided direct legal services to low-income immigrant clients and directed county-wide legal initiatives serving immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She managed the legal services portion of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, oversaw PLC’s partnership in the Orange County Immigration Detention Collaborative, and developed the Orange County Naturalization Initiative Collaboration. Professor Marzouk has worked as an Immigration Staff Attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, and as a private practice immigration attorney, representing individuals in removal and deportation proceedings. She began law practice as an associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP in San Francisco, California. Professor Marzouk has published on clinical teaching pedagogy, asylum law, and diversity issues. She was named Attorney of the Year in 2016 by the Daily Journal and CAL Lawyer for her work in immigration. She has presented numerous lectures on issues including global violence against women, immigration detention, LGBT asylum claims, human trafficking, and the representation of immigrant victims of crime. Professor Marzouk is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Professor Marzouk has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, and lived and worked in Oaxaca, Mexico as a human rights investigator. She is fluent in Spanish. Professor Marzouk graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University. She received her JD from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Opinion/Editorial, Detaining Abuse Victim May Have Violated Federal Law, The Daily Journal, February 21, 2017.
Julie Marzouk, Ethical and Effective Representation of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors in Domestic Violence-Based Asylum Cases, 22 CLINICAL L. REV. 395 (2016).
“LGBT Asylum Claims in the United States” Orange County Lawyer Magazine, July 2012, Vol. 54. No.7.