Katherine Buckel

  • Lecturer in Law

Katherine Buckel has worked in detained removal defense with the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit for five years, both as a supervising attorney and a staff attorney, representing clients before the Immigration Courts in New York and New Jersey, the Board of Immigration Appeals, New York Family Courts, and Federal District Court. Prior to joining Legal Aid in 2014, she clerked for the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson of the Eastern District of New York, and worked in private practice at Latham & Watkins. She graduated from cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010 with a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. During law school, she participated in the Center for Applied Legal Studies asylum clinic; served as the Vice President of the Human Rights Action student group; studied and volunteered abroad in Quito, Ecuador and Cairo, Egypt; and was a contributing member of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. Prior to law school, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She obtained her B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2002, graduating with highest honors