International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

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Updates on Unpaid Internships for International Students: Addressing New Court Decisions

Wednesday, May 31
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
LACC, Room 150

Engaging in an unpaid internship without using CPT or OPT can have important ramifications for a student’s immigration status. Recent court decisions have adopted new guidelines for evaluating lawful unpaid internships. This session summarizes these developments and their impact on the rules governing lawful versus unlawful unpaid internships.

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Ian Leuschner

Director International Support Services
Virginia Tech

Ian Leuschner is the Director of International Support Services at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, was in private employment-based immigration law practice. As the Director for International Support Services, Ian is responsible for managing the university's employment-based immigration services, which include the non-immigrant visa programs(H-1B,TN, E-3, O-1 and J-1) and the university’s permanent residency program for faculty and staff. He currently serves as Chair for Region VIII.

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Mark Rhoads

Immigration Attorney
McCandlish Holton

Mark Rhoads is an immigration attorney, and he advises universities across the country on immigration issues. He also processes visa and green card petitions for university faculty and staff. Mark is a regular speaker at conferences focusing specifically on immigration issues for colleges and universities, including NAFSA, NACUA, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the National Association of Student Employment Administrators, the Council of Independent Colleges, and many others. He is the co-author of the NACUA publication "Immigration Law: Faculty and Staff Issues", and has been selected by his peers for inclusion among the "Best Lawyers in America" in immigration law.

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