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‘Women of Influence’ lecture at Alfred University to detail alumna’s experience with Volunteer Law Project

Emma Buckthal, who graduated from Alfred University magna cum laude with majors in history and philosophy, will describe her work as an immigration senior staff attorney with the Volunteer Law Project, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Judson Leadership Center on the Alfred University campus.

            Her appearance is part of the “Women of Influence” Speakers Series sponsored by the Judson Leadership Center. It is open to the public, free of charge.

            Buckthal will talk about her experiences since joining the Volunteer Law Project in 2010. She focuses her legal work on immigrants who are dealing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) or  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

            Before joining the Volunteer Law Project full-time seven years ago, Buckthal had volunteered for three years as a student intern, and had spent summers working for law firms.  She received her J.D. degree summa cum laude from the University of Buffalo.

            After graduation from Alfred University and prior to attending law school, Buckthal taught English in Taiwan.