Hugo Valverde's Visit with Regent

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Hugo Raul Valverde speaks to Regent on Immigration Law


Public Interest Law Advocates of Regent team up with the International Law Society for Hugo Valverede's talk on Immigration Law. From left to right: Megan Lindsey, Kelby Kershner, Sarah Dunn, Becky Weichhand, Melissa Wagner, Melissa Deem, Hugo Valverede, James Rice, Kevin Lawrence, James Higginbottom, John Balonze

Hugo Raul Valverde, Regent Law '05, returned to Regent Law School on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, to speak on immigration law. Hugo recently completed serving for one year in the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program as the attorney advisor to the Immigration Courts located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Oakdale, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee. Having recently started his own law firm, Valverde & Rowell, Hugo practices immigration law in the Virginia Beach area and is co-chair of the Immigrant Outreach Committee of the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia Bar. He came to Regent Law School upon graduating from the College of William and Mary and completing his graduate work at Duke University.

Hugo presented an organizational outline of the structure of the federal immigration court system, followed by a discussion of current immigration law topics, such as the status of illegal aliens in the United States. His presentation was followed by a question and answer session.

Hugo hopes to organize a Virginia Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar focusing on immigration law at Regent in the spring of 2006. He also hopes to start an immigration law clinic at Regent Law School.

Both the International Law Society and the Public Interest Law Advocates of Regent look forward to continued partnerships with Hugo in the future.

Hugo Valverde