As a Legal Intern with Partners in Justice International, Ms. Nguyen assists the PJI legal team in every aspect of our practice. Her responsibilities include legal and factual research and writing, analyzing relevant political and legal issues in the countries where we work, assisting with planning and executing trainings and other capacity-building work with local partners, including by creating legal tools, and reviewing collected evidence.


Jacqueline Nguyen is a rising 3L at the University of Washington. Prior to law school, Jacqueline worked in Political Strategy at the American Civil Liberties Union ofWashington, where she assisted on policy advocacy and worked as a session aide during the 2020 Washingtonlegislative session. Since being in law school, Jacqueline has continued her work with nonprofits, advocating forjustice for underserved communities. During her 1L summer, Jacqueline interned at Hawai’i Appleseed underLawyers for Equal Justice where she worked on economic justice issues, including juvenile justice and the right tocounsel. During her 2L year, Jacqueline externed at the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights underthe Atrocity War Crimes and Business & Human Rights Initiatives, and the ABA Rule of Law Initiative under the Asia& Pacific Division. Jacqueline is also a member of the Thurgood National Mock Trial Team, sits on the board of theAsian Bar Association of Washington, and will be participating in the Civil Rights & Justice Clinic during her 3L year.

Jacqueline is a 2022 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow and has also been recognized by variousscholarships, including from the Asian Bar Association of Washington; the King County Washington Women Lawyers;and the University of Washington Public Interest Law Foundation.

Jacqueline centers Critical Race Theory throughout her study of the law and her application of acquired knowledgeand skill. Firmly driven by victim and survivor-centered justice, she looks forward to working with Partners in JusticeInternational and learning how the victim-centered principles of CRT might transcend domestic law.