Brayman is an Attorney with the Defending Vulnerable Populations section based in CLINIC’s Los Angeles office where she oversees CLINIC’s role in the LA Justice Fund.
Prior to joining CLINIC, she represented immigrants and asylum seekers in removal proceedings and before USCIS, including minors from Central America who fled gang recruitment and violence. She also represented numerous Detroit-area Iraqis who are subject to longstanding final orders of removal and current class members in the Hamama v. Adducci federal lawsuit.
Brayman received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A from the University of Michigan. After law school, she was a public interest fellow with the Immigrant Defense Project in New York and then moved to the Middle East for two years where she worked as an editor for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Brayman has been published in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Reuters, the Guardian, National Geographic, among others. During her time abroad, she earned a Public Policy Master’s Degree in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University and volunteered with Syrian refugees in Gaziantep, Turkey and Amman, Jordan and in refugee camps in Israel and the West Bank.
Brayman is the daughter of two Soviet refugees and she speaks fluent Russian. In her spare time, Brayman serves as the managing editor of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) refugee interest group blog.