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AILA Presents Treatise Co-Author Steve Yale-Loehr with Juceam Founders Award

June 11, 2024 (2 min read)

[NOTE: Steve is the co-author of the 22-volume "Bible" of immigration law, Immigration Law & Procedure, a.k.a. "the Treatise," published by LexisNexis.]

AILA, June 11, 2024

"The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recognizes Stephen Yale-Loehr with the Robert Juceam Founders Award, which is given from time to time to the person or entity having the most substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy.

As his nominators shared, “Like Bob Juceam, Steve has been a giant in the immigration legal community for decades. Not only has he had an immense impact on the students he teaches at Cornell Law School, he has written a casebook on immigration law, and edited numerous immigration publications,” which reach far beyond his classroom.

An active member of AILA for years, Mr. Yale-Loehr has served on AILA’s National Asylum and Refugee Committee as well as contributing to many other national committees. He is also focused on sharing key insights with the media through regular outreach to reporters and has always been happy to be a resource; those insights are an incredible benefit to anyone who reads or watches those pieces because the information shared is always accurate and accessible.

Mr. Yale-Loehr has practiced immigration law for over 35 years. He also teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as Professor of Immigration Practice and is of counsel at Miller Mayer in Ithaca, New York. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest In the USA, a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers.

Mr. Yale-Loehr received his B.A. degree from Cornell University in 1977 and his J.D. *** laude from Cornell Law School in 1981. He was editor-in-chief of the Cornell International Law Journal. After graduation, Mr. Yale-Loehr clerked for the chief judge of the Northern District of New York.

Mr. Yale-Loehr is a member of the New York bar and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers,, a global consortium of top business immigration attorneys. He is the 2001 recipient of AILA’s Elmer Fried Award for excellence in teaching and the 2004 recipient of AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a non-resident fellow at the Migration Policy Institute.

He has mentored hundreds of law students and immigration lawyers and “embodies the best of scholarship, practice, and teaching.”