Thomas Fritzsche

Clinical Teaching Fellow, Immigration Justice Clinic


New York University School of Law, 2009

Amherst College, 2003


Areas of Expertise

Civil Rights
Employment Law



Tom Fritzsche is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Immigration Justice Clinic. He graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2009 and magna cum laude from Amherst College in 2003. Before coming to Cardozo, he worked for five years in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, first as a Skadden Fellow and then as a Staff Attorney. He is the author of SPLC's 2013 report, Unsafe at These Speeds: Alabama's Poultry Industry and Its Disposable Workers, which discusses the results of 300 interviews with current and former poultry workers that Tom and his SPLC and Alabama Appleseed colleagues conducted. Tom previously worked as a labor organizer with the Service Employees International Union and as a health outreach worker and interpreter with the Maine Migrant Health Program. While at NYU, he was a Bickel and Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Scholar and a student advocate in the Immigrant Rights Clinic, and he won the 2008 Pro Bono Publico Award from the Public Service Law Network as well as the Dean John Sexton Prize for community service. 


Unsafe at These Speeds: Alabama's Poultry Industry and its Disposable Workers (2013)

Contact Information


55 Fifth Ave., Room 1156

New York, NY 10003