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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has the tools to assist you in beginning and advancing your career in immigration law. Browse through our many membership benefits that provide education opportunities, encourage networking, and give you services to jumpstart your career. To apply for membership please download the application and submit it with payment and proof of full-time student status (in the form of your official/unofficial school transcripts or enrollment letter).
As a law student member, here's how you can get started and make the most out of your student membership!
Our AILA Career Center offers professional services to help you build and manage your career for maximum potential for success. Our resources include professional resume review, personalized career coaching, and our nationwide job postings search engine.
AILALink is the go-to resource for immigration law research, providing its subscribers with access to immigration-related statutes, regulations, and select important case law and AILA publications, including Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook. AILALink is now available to law student members for FREE with a new look, increased functionality, and a significantly expanded database of online resources and information. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our AILA Online Membership Directory will help you research immigration law firms and AILA members in your area, giving you a head start preparing for the post-law school job hunt. Also, the Law Student Listserv will allow you to network with other student members from across the country!
Visit AILA AGORA, the organization's online marketplace, to download a variety of content including podcasts, audio seminars, and articles that are free to AILA student members.
Law student members have access to online resources, including AILA8, our daily e-newsletter that highlights the top 8 immigration news items of the day in 8 minutes or less, and the Law Student E-Newsletter, a quarterly e-newsletter specifically designed for you!
Law student members can attend conferences at a significantly discounted rate. You will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the immigration field, as well as network with current immigration attorneys from across the country. You may also qualify for one of our scholarships to attend the AILA Annual Conference!
To apply for membership, download our printable law student application.
If you have any questions about membership or AILA in general, please feel free to contact the AILA membership department by e-mail or by phone at 202-507-7635.