Lecturer in Law
Shannon McKinnon has been a Staff Attorney in the Immigration Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society since 2008. Ms. McKinnon represents low-income immigrants in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court and provides advice to immigrants seeking to make various applications before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, including citizenship and family based petitions. Her particular focus is on the intersection between immigration and criminal law. Ms. McKinnon also conducts trainings about immigration law and practice for pro bono
attorneys working with the Legal Aid Society and regularly speaks about the immigration consequences of criminal convictions at community events. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society, Ms. McKinnon was a litigation associate at Cooley LLP. She received her B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles in 1998 and her J.D. from New York University Law School in 2004.