Novo Legal Intern
Emma is currently a 2L at the University of Colorado Law School and hopes to pursue a career in immigration law. During her summer internship with Novo, she researched a number of novel and relatively unexplored immigration issues, as well as drafted several motions, RFEs, and briefs. Some issues that Emma researched include whether the consequences of overstaying a voluntary departure order can be revoked after a gubernatorial pardon for the underlying conviction, and misapplication of balancing tests for granting a waiver of inadmissibility for U-visa applicants. Before law school, Emma taught for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia. In her free time, she loves to read, run, learn languages, and hike, and has climbed more than forty of Colorado’s 14ers.
- University of Colorado Law School, 2022
Projects with Novo Legal
Some projects Emma worked on include:
- Researched when the consequences for overstaying a VD order can be avoided.
- Researched the waiver of inadmissibility balancing test for U-visa applicants and its misapplication by USCIS.
- Researched whether an IJ may issue an I-92 waiver for U-visa applicants.
- Researched travel document options for an individual from Palestine under house arrest in Israel who cannot obtain a passport and has not been granted refugee status, but has an approved I-130.
- Drafted Responses to Notice of Intent to Deny for SIJS applicants before USCIS.
- Drafted Particular Social Group and Asylum briefs for clients in removal proceedings.
- Drafted an I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility cover letter and brief.
- Drafted a brief for CIMT analysis before the Board of Immigration Appeals
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