Laura Lunn is an associate attorney practicing at ILG. Laura holds a BA in Peace & Conflict Studies from Colgate University and graduated from The University of Iowa College of Law in 2011. During the summer of 2009 she was awarded a fellowship with the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights. During the fellowship Laura served clients through non-profit organization, Justice for Our Neighbors, and researched policy through the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. In 2010, Laura contributed to ILG as a Summer Fellow by doing legal research and writing on behalf of clients as well as working on larger impact litigation projects with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) amicus committee. As a law student, Laura was an associate editor for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice and published her note, Displaced and Disillusioned: ‘Free Case’ Refugees and the Government’s Obligation to Facilitate Effective Resettlement.
Following law school, Laura clerked for two years with the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) through the U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program. During her time clerking for the El Paso, Texas Immigration Courts, Laura worked with six judges on both detained and non-detained dockets. She also published an article in the Department of Justice’s Immigration Law Advisor entitled, Relief After Rebuttal: Reaching Humanitarian Asylum Under the Regulations. Additionally, Laura has spoken at multiple continuing legal education presentations, community forums, and recently served as a guest lecturer for the University of Iowa College of Law’s immigration class. Laura is a member of the Iowa and Oregon State Bars, ASISTA, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Laura received the Oregon AILA Pro Bono Award for 2015 and the 2015 AILA Michael Maggio Pro Bono Award in recognition of outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation to deserving aliens in the immigration field for her work volunteering with detained mothers and children in Artesia, NM. She is a regular volunteer at IRCO. In her spare time, Laura enjoys rowing, hiking, rock climbing, camping, running, biking, and being outside.