GW Students Visit the Immigration Clinic

Clinic Director Stacy Kern-Scheerer and Attorney Fellow Nicole Medved with students from the George Washington University during their visit to the Law School (April 2023).

On April 15th, students from the George Washington University’s No Lost Generation (NLG GWU) student group visited the William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic. No Lost Generation works to support refugee students on campus and across DC through lobbying, fundraising, volunteer programs, and community education. The Clinic’s Attorney Fellow, Nicole Medved J.D. ‘18, is an alumna of the George Washington University and helped organize the visit with the students.

“Welcoming students from my undergraduate alma mater to my law school alma mater was such a wonderful experience,” said Nicole. “The students from No Lost Generation are eager to learn and passionate to make a difference. At the Clinic, we always love when we can show undergraduate students the different ways that they can use their energy to make a difference for immigrants and refugees.”

The GW students first took a tour of the Law School with current Clinic student Harlin Oh, J.D. ’23. After the tour and lunch in Colonial Williamsburg, the students heard from a panel of current Clinic students, Christopher Chau, J.D. ’23, Nancy Rosen, J.D. ’23, and Kelsey Nickerson, J.D. ’23. The GW students had the opportunity to as Clinic students about their experiences in the Clinic, the work that they have done on behalf of clients, and their career goals based on what they have learned. Finally, the students wrapped up the day hearing from Clinic Director Stacy Kern-Scheerer and Fellow Nicole Medved about the work of the Clinic and career pathways after graduation to continue their support and advocacy for immigrants and refugees.

Current Clinic students Nancy Rosen, J.D. Class of 2023, Kelsey Nickerson, J.D. Class of 2023, and Christopher Chau, J.D. Class of 2023 speak with GW students about their work in the Immigration Clinic (April 2023).

“Participating in the tour of the William & Mary Law Immigration Clinic was an incredibly eye-opening experience for me!” said Dah-Sohm Kim, a sophomore majoring in Public Health & Human Services and Social Justice. “As a public health student at GW, I was not sure how law would complement my interests. After hearing from the talented students and faculty and just learning about the impactful work they do in their community, I began considering my options when it comes to the legal field and realized that a diverse educational background is actually valued in law.”

Special thanks to Sara Alassaf and the entire No Lost Generation team for making the journey to Williamsburg!