Assistant Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the Immigration Law Clinic
610 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823
J.D. 2000, City University of New York; B.A. 1993, cum laude, City University of New York
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Michigan, Nevada¸ New Jersey, New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of Nevada
Veronica Thronson is assistant clinical professor of law and director of the MSU College of Law Immigration Law Clinic, which provides opportunities for students to experience the practice of law through direct client representation in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. Students also are engaged in policy research, resource development, community outreach, and systemic advocacy on issues related to immigration.
Before joining MSU Law, Thronson was the directing attorney of the Domestic Violence Program at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, where she practiced in the areas of family and immigration law. She also previously served as the director of training and legal services at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), a non-profit umbrella advocacy organization for over 200 groups in New York that work with immigrants, refugees, and asylees. At the NYIC, she developed community outreach materials and programs and conducted training for advocates and attorneys on immigration and benefits law and their impact on immigrant communities. Thronson also appeared bi-weekly on an internationally broadcast program of Univision, providing information on current immigration law, benefits law, and immigrant-related topics. She also has been a regular commentator for other local and national newspapers and radio programs on these topics.
Thronson currently serves on the advisory board of the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy at the Migration Policy Institute, in Washington, D.C., and was vice-chair of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. She also taught Community Property as an adjunct professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.
In 2006, the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force honored Thronson with its S.T.A.R. award, created to honor an individual for stellar work on behalf of victims. In 2009, Thronson received the Louis Wiener Service Award, given to an advocate who has made substantial contributions in representing victims. Thronson is admitted to the practice of law in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Nevada.