Tiffany Yang - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

Tiffany Yang

Staff Attorney

Tiffany Yang is a staff attorney working with the Justice Project and Immigrant Justice program where she engages in movement lawyering to confront the criminalization, policing and caging of immigrant communities.

Before joining Advancement Project National Office, Tiffany was a Skadden Fellow at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. During her fellowship, she conducted impact and appellate civil rights litigation, including lawsuits challenging the unconstitutional conditions of incarceration of unaccompanied immigrant children, the Trump Administration’s rescission of Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants, disparate policing, workplace sexual harassment, and the civil collateral consequences of contact with the criminal punishment system. She began her fellowship after clerking for the Honorable Josephine L. Staton on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Honorable Andre M. Davis on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Tiffany is a graduate of Stanford Law School where she received the Lisa M. Schnitzer Memorial Scholarship for her commitment to public interest work. She also received prizes for outstanding performance in clinical practice, clinical coursework, federal litigation, legal research and writing, property, and immigration law. As a law student, she co-created a short documentary film about undocumented youth in the Bay Area that premiered at the 2013 Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. Her participation in various clinics also gave her the opportunity to represent and fight alongside her clients in resentencing, deportation, criminal record expungement, and eviction proceedings.

Prior to law school, she helped community members navigate eviction and domestic violence matters as a JusticeCorps volunteer in self-help legal resource centers in Los Angeles. She also taught at an all-girls high school and worked with North Korean refugees in Busan, South Korea, as a Fulbright grantee.