Veronica Thronson

Clinical Professor of Law

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 216L
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Veronica Tobar Thronson is a Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the MSU Immigration Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, MI where she also teaches Domestic Violence Law, Family Law: Marriage & Divorce, and Immigration and Nationality Law. Thronson routinely conducts trainings for attorneys and judges and was appointed to the faculty of The National Judicial College in 2012. Since 2015 she has served as expert faculty with the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project at American University Washington College of Law’s national Family Law Attorneys Community of Practice.

From 2002 to 2010, Thronson was the Directing Attorney of the Domestic Violence Project at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada where she practiced in the areas of family and immigration law. She also taught Community Property as an adjunct professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. Previously, Thronson served as the Director of Training and Legal Services at the New York Immigration Coalition, a non-profit umbrella advocacy organization for over 200 groups in New York that work with immigrants, refugees, and asylees. At the NYIC, Thronson developed community outreach materials and programs, and conducted training for advocates and attorneys on immigration and benefits laws and their impact on immigrant communities. She also appeared bi-weekly on an internationally broadcast program of Univision providing information on current immigration law, benefits law and immigrant-related topics and was a regular commentator for other local and national newspapers and radio programs on these topics.

Thronson has served on numerous boards and task forces. Currently, she is a core faculty member of the Michigan State University Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence and the Michigan State University Center for Gender in Global Context, and a board member of the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project at American University Washington College of Law. Previously, she served on the Access to Justice Initiative and co-chaired the Domestic Violence Committee of the State Bar of Michigan. In addition, she is a Domestic Violence Screening Mediation Trainer approved by the Office of Dispute Resolution at the Michigan State Court Administrative Office.

In 2019 Thronson received the Michigan State University College of Law Donald F. Campbell Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2015, the Immigration Law Clinic received the Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity Award. Thronson received the Michigan State University Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award in 2014. In 2009 in Nevada, Thronson received the Louis Wiener Service Award, given to an advocate who has made substantial contributions in representing victims. 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 domestic violence victims.

Thronson is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law and is admitted to the practice of law in the states of New Jersey, New York, Nevada and Michigan.

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J.D. City University of New York School of Law
B.A. City University of New York - City College