Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Liam Schwartz Interviews Rusty DeMoss

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"...LS: In the past, you have credited Deborah Anker of Harvard Law School with providing the "inspiring spark" of your calling.  What did you find so inspiring about Professor Anker and her immigration law class?

Rev. DeMoss: Towards the end of my 1L year, a friend of mine in my section said, “Let’s take this immigration law class next year.  It meets at a good time, and it has a clinical component that meets our clinical requirement.”  Sounded good to me, and intriguing, as it did sound kind of exotic, although I really had no idea what it was all about.  The first day of class, though, I knew.  I knew why I went to law school after seminary.  I had found my calling, even within the ordained ministry.  Immigration law had it all:  administrative law, constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, family law, governmental law, international law.  It was exotic, and deeply meaningful, as the