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Careers in Immigration Law Attorney Panel & Reception

October 17, 2012

Immigration Law Society’s Fall 2102 “Careers in Immigration Law” Attorney Panel & Reception

Last Thursday the Immigration Law Society held their Fall 2012 main event – “Careers in Immigration Law” Attorney Panel & Reception. The event was a great success and it exceeded all of our expectations. Our goal for the event was to help students learn about the different career opportunities that exist within immigration law and help them get a better idea of what it’s like to be an immigration attorney. To do this, we were able to assemble an amazing panel of six immigration attorneys and an immigration judge!

The panelists were fantastic. Each brought a unique perspective to the practice of immigration law and what it has to offer. We had two attorneys from the Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation, two business immigration attorneys, one attorney who specializes in asylum cases in the non-profit sector, and one solo practitioner who does removal defense work. Of course, we were also fortunate to count with the presence of immigration Judge Zsa Zsa DePaolo who brought a wealth of experience and depth to our discussion.

After the panel, we went up to the school’s beautiful 8th floor for a reception where the students and panelists were able to mingle over wine and hors d’oeuvres. It truly was a wonderful night. As president of the ILS, I am extremely proud of my executive board – VP Jimmy Nguyen, Treasurer Hector Leija and our Secretary Julie Houth. Without their hard work and dedication this event would not have been possible. Also, the support of our devoted members was amazing.

We encourage and invite everyone who is interested or curious about the career opportunities that exist in immigration law to contact us at We are a new and small but MIGHTY student org!