Yesterday, I was a judge at the 2015 NYU Immigration Law Competition. I always enjoy being a judge at NYU’s Annual Immigration Law Competition. NYU’s Immigration Law Competition is a moot court competition where law students argue a made up case about deportation, as if they were before the U.S. Court of Appeals. It’s fun being a judge. However, what I like most of all about the experience is being able to give the students feedback on their performance when they are done. I enjoy giving law students advice about how they can be a better immigration lawyer.
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Yesterday, I spoke on a panel for a continuing legal education (CLE) course called “Crimmigration.” The CLE course was sponsored by the Southern District of New York and Immigration Law Section of the Federal Bar Association. It was held at the U.S. Court house located at 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. I spoke about situations where immigration lawyers and criminal lawyers should work together. One thing I spoke about was that immigration attorneys should provide advice to criminal lawyers about the potential immigration consequence of proposed plea agreement. I also discussed how immigration lawyers should work with criminal lawyers when their clients need a conviction vacated to avoid deportation. Cheryl David, Chris Flood, Isaac Wheeler, and Labe Richman were on the panel with me.