Lin '97 and Chen '97 discuss immigrant rights at PILC event (AUDIO)

On Monday, February 2, Joanne Lin ‘97, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union and Gregory Chen ‘97, director for legislative affairs for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, delivered the first Leaders in Public Interest Series lecture to ever be given by a married couple. Lin and Chen met at NYU Law and were married in 2000. In their candid lecture, titled “Advancing Immigrants’ Rights in the Post 9/11 World (While Raising Kids on Two Public Interest Salaries)” Lin and Chen discussed their career passion—the fight for comprehensive and humane immigration reform—and the challenges of trying to balance their careers with life’s other commitments. Their objective of the night: to dispel the sense that law students and young attorneys need a “careful plan” for life.