Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, has volunteered once again to judge the New York University (NYU) School of Law Moot Court Board’s 2021 National Immigration Law Competition (ILC), to be held virtually through Zoom February 12-14, 2021. Lahoud will judge Preliminary Round 1.8, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., on Friday, February 12.
“I am honored to participate in the NYU Immigration Law Competition again this year. It is a privilege to see these young minds at work,” said Lahoud.
Since 2006, the NYU Moot Court Board has hosted the ILC annually for NYU Law students and those of other ABA-accredited law schools, concentrating on leading immigration law issues. The competition is judged by a distinguished panel of NYU alumni and New York’s legal practitioners, with the final round judged by federal appellate and district court judges. The two issues on appeal are whether a noncitizen’s failure to register as a sex offender is a crime involving moral turpitude that makes them subject to removal; and whether noncitizens in removal proceedings have a due process right to be made aware of discretionary relief from removal.
Lahoud focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations. Lahoud has received numerous accolades. He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award each year since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, has received the Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, ranked as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney in the New York Metro Area. EB5 Investors, the leading online portal, conference series, and magazine for investors, developers, and EB-5 professionals, has named Lahoud one of the “Top 5 Rising Stars” nationally. He was also named one of the 40 young professionals from the Greater Lehigh Valley as the Lehigh Valley Business 2017 Forty Under 40 for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.
Lahoud earned his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University, where he earned Dean’s List; was named a President’s Scholar; was inducted into Phi Beta Delta; received the Williams Award, Treen Scholarship, and Littner Scholarship; and was Editor of The Lehigh Review. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned Dean’s List, received CALI awards in many courses, and worked on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.