In case you missed it, here’s a recap of yesterday’s Immigration Law Career Panel:
November 10, 2015
Moderator: Katherine Rivera, ILS President
Sponsors: ILS and Career Services
The purpose of the panel was to offer students perspectives from immigration attorneys in the non-profit, private, and government sectors. The five panelists included:
- Marjorie Baltazar, Sidley Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aneesha Gandhi, National Immigrant Justice Center, email@example.com
- Laura Grover, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, laura.e.Grover@uscis.dhs.gov
- Caroline Shoenberger, Chicago Legal Clinic, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Charles Wintersteen, Charles Wintersteen & Associates, email@example.com
Over 40 students were in attendance to hear valuable insights into the practice of immigration law. Some highlights from the panel-
- In an area of law that is constantly changing, immigration law is never boring!
- Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and Evidence proved to be particularly useful courses for new immigration lawyers.
- If possible, take as many immigration courses as you can while in law school. Chicago-Kent currently offers three in the spring- Immigration Law and Policy, Family and Employment-Based Immigration Practice, and Legal Writing 4 for Immigration Law.
- Make yourself stand out to potential employers! Highlight any experience living abroad, language ability, and other special skills.
- Internships are key! Here is a helpful handout with resources for volunteer, networking, and job opportunities.
Click here to view a video recording of the panel. Log in with your Chicago-Kent username and password.