Cassandra (Cassie) Chee
Cassandra (Cassie) Chee joined Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group in 2021. During law school, Cassie served as a note & comment editor of the American University Law Review. She also represented individuals in wage theft and unemployment benefits cases with the Civil Advocacy Clinic. In addition, Cassie interned with the Honorable Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, where she defended adult immigrants in removal proceedings.
Prior to law school, Cassie was an Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) fellow placed with the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, Long Island. There, she worked as part of a deportation defense team representing Central American asylum-seeking families in immigration court. Prior to IJC, Cassie completed a service year on the U.S.-Mexico border with the Border Servant Corps, where she aided immigrant victims of crime in applying for humanitarian protections.
- Cassandra Chee, “Rehabilitating Our Immigration System with the Rehabilitation Act: Rejecting Video Teleconferencing and Presumptively Requiring In-Person Court Appearances as a Reasonable Accommodation for Mentally Incompetent Detainees,” 70 Am. U. L. Rev. 665, 665–723 (2020)
- Cassandra Chee, “Movimiento Femenino Popular: Feminism, Classism, or Both?,” 26 Furman Human. Rev. 25, 25-46 (2015)
- JD, summa cum laude, American University Washington College of Law, 2021; Note & Comment Editor, American University Law Review; Order of the Coif
- BA (Political Science and Spanish), summa cum laude, Furman University, 2015; Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions / Qualifications
- District of Columbia, 2022