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We #StayHome but keep fighting for #AccessToJustice

team

The almost 300 members of the RLC Berlin are united in their commitment to access to justice for all. In addition to many students, people from different professional and age groups are involved with us. The various projects of the association are coordinated by the board and the office and actively supported by our association members.

The office

Due to the corona virus, we are currently unable to offer consultation hours. Please contact us via email:  info@rlc-berlin.org

Our student assistants Rhea Kummer, Atousa Mozaffari, Abdulkader Birawi and Derar Rashed and our research assistant Safiye Sahin take care of the day-to-day business of RLC Berlin in our office at the Law Faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin. This includes:

  • Assistance with lectures  

  • Support and coordination of legal advisors

  • Coordination of legal oversight for counsel

  • Organization of events

  • administrative work

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Rhea Kummer

Rhea is in her 6th semester studying law at the HU and has been a member of the office since October 2020. It is an integral part of the Public Relations Working Group and the Consulting Working Group. In addition, she has been actively advising on the women's advisory team since September 2020.

Greta Wessing

After two years as co-chair, Greta is now in her third year supporting the RLC Berlin board. Since completing her counselling training in August 2018, she first counseled in Marienfelde and spent a few months in our legal information project in Samos in early 2021. She is currently preparing for her first state exam. 

Atousa Mozaffari

Atousa studies law at the HU Berlin and has been a member of the RLC since 2014. Since September 2020, she has been actively involved as SHK in the GS and association work and is responsible in particular for finances, financial planning and writing funding applications. In addition, Atousa is also part of the Education, the Counselling and the Event team. Here she takes on administrative and organisational tasks, assists with the organisation of the training cycle, accompanies the associated lecture and supports with event and workshop planning.  

Abdulkader Birawi

Abdulkader is studying mechatronics at the BHT for his bachelor's degree and has been a member of the office since October 2021. He is an integral part of the Public Relations working group and the Finance working group.

Board of Directors

elected on February 3rd, 2021

The next general meeting is on February 18th, 2022

Our board of directors works on a voluntary basis and is in close contact with our office and all those involved in the association. Monthly organizational meetings, which are open to all members of the association, form the starting point of our varied work. 

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Laura Conrad

co-chairs

Laura completed the 2019/20 training cycle and has been working as a consultant ever since. She has been co-chair of the association since February 2021.

Zoran Bulut

Co-Chair

Zozan comes from Cologne, studied cultural and social anthropology in Vienna for a bachelor's degree and is currently doing her master's degree at the Freie Universität Berlin. In my studies, in my job and in voluntary work, the focus was always on the topic of migration. This motivation led to RLC and the training cycle that started in winter semester 2020. 

Jacob Feddersen

treasurer

Jakob is studying law at Humboldt University in the 6th semester and completed the training cycle in August 2019. He has been on the board since 2020 and is now in his second year on the board. As treasurer, he is part of AG Finanzen and takes care of the association's account and member administration.

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Paula Milanowski 

Paula completed a bachelor's degree in geography with a focus on political geography and migration in Berlin and Lisbon in 2018. She is currently in her fourth semester studying law at Humboldt University and is taking part in the RLC training cycle. 

Sophie Mattiuzzo

Sophie is in her 6th semester of studying music at the University of the Arts, in the artistic-pedagogical training with flute as her main subject. Since 2016, she has been working on and off in community shelters in Berlin and Italy, this eventually led her to the RLC. She started the training cycle in winter 2020. She is currently attending the summer semester of the training. She joined the board in February 2021. As a result, she joined the Training and Counselling team.

Nora Gohrt

Nora is now in her third year on the board of RLC Berlin. She works as an advisor in the Neukölln team. Since spring 2019, she has been part of the Samos working group and represents it on the board. Additionally, she is part of the Counselling team and co-founded the working group Syria in December 2020.

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Lorenz Böttcher

Lorenz has been studying law at Humboldt University since 2016. He completed our training cycle in 2017 and has already served on the board as treasurer between 2017 and 2019. 

Max Rütsche

Max completed the training cycle of the RLC 2016/17. He has been active in consulting since 2019, and on the board since 2020.

Esma Abderrahmane

Esma is a 2nd semester law student at Humboldt University and is currently still in the 2020/2021 training cycle. She has been a part of the board since February 2021.

Our lecturers of the training cycle

Winter semester 2021/22

Pauline Endres de Oliveira & Barbara Wessel

Summer semester 2022

Johanna Coat

Every year, with our lecture series, we offer free access to information on asylum and residence law and at the same time train new legal advisors for the RLC Berlin. We could never implement this concept without our great lecturers, who give a comprehensive lecture every year that is always oriented towards the latest topics in the field of asylum and residence law. Thank you for your support!

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Barbara Wessel

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Pauline Endres de Oliveira works at the Justus Liebig University in a  Research project on global migration  and is doing his doctorate on the legal aspects of safe access routes for those seeking protection in the EU. Pauline has been a lecturer for the RLC Berlin since 2015. Pauline is a member of Amnesty International's Asylum Commission, a board member of the human rights organization 
JUMEN  and  Member of the Editorial Board of the Constitution Blog .

Barbara Wessel has been a lecturer at the RLC Berlin since the winter semester 2020/2021. She has been working as a lawyer since 2002, specializing in asylum and residence law and family law. She also advises on  Lesbian and gay association in Germany  as well as with the  Lesbian counseling Berlin eV  on all asylum, residence and family law issues, especially for binational couples.

Johanna Mantel works as a legal officer and co-editor of the asylum magazine at the Asylum and Migration Information Network ( asyl.net ). Since the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin was founded, she has been teaching asylum and residence law as a lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

care of the supervision

Since 2018 supervisor at RLC Berlin

Anya Lean

Due to the legal advice we offer, there is an obligation for our advisors to regularly take part in a supervision. Our supervision is overseen by qualified lawyers who are themselves active in asylum and residence law. We also use the supervision to ensure that our advisors remain up to date in the legal field in order to be able to ensure the quality of the advice, among other things. Apart from the regular appointments, our advisors can email our supervisors at any time to obtain an expert opinion on urgent questions. We therefore appreciate the great support provided by our supervisors.

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Anya Lean

Anya studied law in Tübingen, Antwerp and Göttingen. She did her legal clerkship in Berlin. She has been working as a lawyer specializing in migration law since 2015. Since 2018 she has also been a specialist lawyer for migration law. RLC Berlin has accompanied Anya since 2018  as case supervisor.