Laura D. Vilim

Associate Attorney

Laura D. Vilim

Associate Attorney


Laura Vilim graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science.  She obtained her J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center with a Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies.

Volunteer and Other Experience

Laura is an adjunct professor at Valparaiso University School of Law, where she co-teaches an immigration clinic.

Laura currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association–Chicago Chapter’s EOIR Liaison Committee and the Ethics Committee.

Prior to joining Ahlgren & Associates, she served as a judicial law clerk through the U.S. Attorney General Honors Program at the Chicago Immigration Court, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice.

In law school, Laura participated in Georgetown’s Asylum Law Clinic, which provides legal representation to asylum seekers in the Washington D.C. area.  She also served as a research assistant for the Clinic.  She held internships at the Headquarters Immigration Court in Falls Church, Virginia, and at the Documentation Center of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Prior to law school, Laura worked at Amnesty International.

Honors and Activities

In law school, Laura served as a staff member and note editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.  She also volunteered with the Refugee Assistance Project, which assists recently resettled refugees.

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Languages Spoken


Professional Memberships

Chicago Bar Association, Immigration Subcommittee; American Immigration Lawyers Association


Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates, P.C.
33 North LaSalle, Suite 1800
Chicago, Illinois, IL 60602
United States

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