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Mark R. von Sternberg

Catholic Charities Community Services/Archdiocese of New York
Senior Attorney, Immigrant & Refugee Services
New York, NY, USA


Mark R. von Sternberg is a Senior Attorney with Catholic Charities Community Services/Archdiocese of New York where he concentrates on litigation before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Mr. von Sternberg serves as an adjunct faculty member at Pace University School of Law where he teaches general immigration and comparative refugee law; he is also an adjunct faculty member at St. John’s University School of Law and at New York Law School where he teaches immigrant and refugee rights clinics. Mr. von Sternberg received a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1973 and an LL.M. degree (in International Legal Studies) from New York University School of Law in 1984. He has lectured at law schools and at professional associations regarding immigration matters and has written extensively, particularly in the areas of refugee law, international humanitarian law, and human rights. Mr. von Sternberg is the author of an internationally recognized treatise regarding the refugee definition as applied in the United States and Canada. In 2002, he received the American Immigration Lawyers Association Pro Bono Award. Mr. von Sternberg is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Immigration and Naturalization Committee and of the New York City Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. Mr. von Sternberg has served as an active participant in significant international conferences regarding asylum such as the Refugee Rights and Realities Conference in Nottingham, England and, more recently (September 2012), the UNHCR's Expert Roundtable on "International Protection for Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations Of Violence" in Cape Town, South Africa.
Mark R. von Sternberg is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Asylum and Related Relief - Asylum and Related Relief , Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Asylum and Related Relief - Asylum and Related Relief , Friday, March 15, 2013
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Outline of United States Asylum Law: Substantive Criteria and Procedural Concerns (April 22, 2014) - Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014 , Monday, August 11, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Recent Developments in Asylum Law - Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014 , Tuesday, August 12, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014: Recent Developments in Asylum Law - Recent Developments in Asylum Law , Thursday, August 14, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014: Recent Developments in Asylum Law - Recent Developments in Asylum Law , Thursday, August 14, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2014 , Monday, August 25, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual) , Thursday, December 18, 2014 , New York, NY
Basic Immigration Law 2015 , Thursday, March 12, 2015 , New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Immigration and Naturalization Institute (47th Annual) , Thursday, December 18, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Basic Immigration Law 2015 , Thursday, March 12, 2015 , New York, NY
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