Laura D. Vilim
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Bar Association, Immigration Subcommittee; American Immigration Lawyers Association