CLISA Events

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (ET), Online

Please join the Q&A session for international JD students who plan to participate in the 2021 Early Interview Program. Email any questions that you would like answered to [email protected] with the subject line "International JD Question". Questions will be answered anonymously and the session will be recorded. This program is co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services and CLISA.

To register for the event, please go here or to the "Workshops" section under the "Events" tab on Symplicity. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM (ET), Online

Please join us for a discussion with law firm associates of international backgrounds.The panelists will share their experiences in job searching, work visa applications, and workplace challenges. This program is co-sponsored by the Columbia Law Women’s Association (CLWA), the Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (SIRR), and CLISA.

Please access the Zoom session here at the event time and, for questions, contact us at [email protected].

External Events

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12:10 PM - 1:10 PM (ET), Online

Are you an international JD or LLM seeking to clerk in U.S. federal or state courts? Come learn from applicants who have blazed the clerkships trail before you. This event, hosted by the Office of Judicial Clerkships and assisted by CLISA, will discuss eligibility considerations; volunteer opportunities; and potential paid opportunities.

To register for the event, please go to the "Workshops" section under the "Events" tab on Symplicity. You can send any questions you want addressed to [email protected] prior to the event.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET), Online

Immigration attorney Suzanne Seltzer will join this ISSO sponsored webinar to discuss post-graduation employment-based visa options after F/J status. The information is most relevant to students graduating in 2020-2021. Zoom RSVP:

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Friday, April 2, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET), Online

Sprintax is the tax preparation software provided by the ISSO for international students and scholars in F or J status, Sprintax is hosting this webinar to provide a general overview of the U.S. tax-filing process for nonresidents. 

This informational webinar will cover:

  • An overview of tax for nonresident students and scholars
  • Who must file a 2020 US tax return
  • What income forms students/scholars may receive
  • Forms that need to be completed and sent to the IRS
  • Terms like FICA, ITIN and Form 1098-T
  • What happens if students/scholars don’t file, or misfile
  • State tax returns
  • IRS stimulus payments
  • Sprintax overview

Note that they use GoToWebinar and not Zoom so be prepared in advance to log in. This is an ISSO sponsored event.

Register now: