Justice Center hosts Mark Greenberg of the Migration Policy Institute

Mark Greenberg talkingThe Justice Center recently hosted a lunch for students with Mark Greenberg, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. Greenberg discussed recent developments in immigration policy, including treatment of unaccompanied minors and the public charge rule, and described his career advocating for immigrants and low-income groups in various work settings.

From 2009-17, Greenberg worked at the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services in the Administration for Children and Families, which has responsibility for refugee resettlement and the unaccompanied children program. Previously, he served as the executive director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy. He began his career as a legal services lawyer for ten years.

“Mark Greenberg has had an inspiring career through work in government and non-profits. He explained that careers are not always linear, and he encouraged us to discover what we are passionate about and take heart knowing that it might take some time to develop a focus area,” said 2L Kristin Schultz. “He also spoke about the skills and confidence he gained beginning his legal career in direct services with a legal aid organization and encouraged us to begin our careers in direct representation.”

After the lunch talk, Greenberg met individually with students in the Career Services Office suite. Professor Bill Beardall of the Law School’s Transnational Worker Rights Clinic helped arrange Greenberg’s visit to Texas Law.