ICYMI: Career Panel Recap

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:

Over 40 students were in attendance to hear valuable insights into the practice of immigration law. Some highlights from the panel-

  1. In an area of law that is constantly changing, immigration law is never boring!
  2. Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and Evidence proved to be particularly useful courses for new immigration lawyers.
  3. 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.
  4. Make yourself stand out to potential employers! Highlight any experience living abroad, language ability, and other special skills.
  5. 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.


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