MSU Law student is DOJ choice for immigration honors program

MSU Law student Grace Tenbusch has been tapped by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Attorney General’s Honors Program in the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).

She will begin her two-year judicial clerkship in the Imperial Immigration Court in Southern California in September.

Asked about the importance of this position in her career plans, she said, “In the future, I intend to pursue a career in public service and serve as a policy advisor. Our nation needs to forge a workable, comprehensive solution to immigration reform, and I hope that this position gives me experience and perspective to be able to contribute to a better way forward.”

Tenbusch credited two MSU Law Professors for her success in securing this coveted appointment.

“MSU Law’s Immigration Clinic was a huge factor in my securing this position. During my time with the Clinic, I was challenged by the dire needs of our clients to find relief in a very difficult system. Professor Veronica Thronson not only coached me through the intricacies of the law, but she also showed me what it means to be a zealous advocate.”

She also had high praise for Professor Philip Pucillo. “Professor Pucillo’s support extended far beyond a Civil Procedure or Evidence class. In the last three years, for every job or internship that I applied for, he consistently provided advice, encouragement, and a letter of recommendation. This job is just part of the fruit from his commitment to his student’s success.”

 Tenbusch also pointed out the support she received from the Career Services Office (CSO).

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