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torchiestacos215
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Immigration Law

Postby torchiestacos215 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:23 pm

Is immigration law a good field to get into right now? I know the paychecks aren't as good as corporate law, but what kind of salary could an immigration attorney expect? Are the hours as brutal as corplaw? I'm a 0L; very interested in this type of law and studying it in law school.

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A. Nony Mouse
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Re: Immigration Law

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:35 pm

What kind of immigration law do you want to do? Helping individuals fight removal is very different from getting employees visas is very different from trying to get people deported.

torchiestacos215
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Re: Immigration Law

Postby torchiestacos215 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:38 pm

I'm very open, but probably not try to get people deported.

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Re: Immigration Law

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:49 pm

It's still hugely different. If you want to work for individual immigrants you're looking at very small firms or solo practices (you will likely need to speak a relevant foreign language). It generally won't pay much and will require a lot of hustle. If you want to help companies get/keep employees it's more like biglaw (although I don't think many firms practice this).




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