Law Student Session: Comparing Immigration Law in the Academic Setting and Private Practice - Recording

Law Student Session: Comparing Immigration Law in the Academic Setting and Private Practice - Recording

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Please note: CLE credit is not available for Video Roundtables.
Recorded 1/26/2022
CLE Eligible No
Length 60 min.
Format Video Roundtable
SKU RT2022-01-26A-REC

This is a recording of an AILA University Video Roundtable, free for members, hosted on January 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm Eastern.


This roundtable is an introduction to the real practice of immigration law hosted by the Law Student Engagement Committee. The goal of the roundtable is to help new practitioners and law students decide which area of immigration law better suits them. We will compare the different aspects of practicing immigration law with an emphasis on what it is like practicing in each field and how to succeed. This session will specifically focus on the similarities and differences of between working in the academic setting versus private practice with regards to immigration law.


AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.


Discussion Topics

  • What are the Types of Skillsets Needed to Excel in the Private Practice Compared to the Academic?
  • Are the Career Paths Transferable? How do They Complement One Another?
  • How Do You Know Which Path is Best for You? What are the Key Factors and Indicators You Should Look For?

Discussion Leaders:

Joseph Tsang, Law Student Engagement Committee Chair, Artesia, CA


Sarah K. Peterson, Law Student Engagement Committee/AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee Elected Director/AILA Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee Elected Director, Minneapolis, MN


Madeline C. Cronin, Law Student Engagement Committee, Boston, MA


The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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