N. GEORGETTE MARLING
N. Georgette Marling is an attorney at Steven C. Thal, P.A.; she earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2019 and her Master of Laws in Spain from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
Prior to and during law school, Georgette focused on international legal issues, specifically in the fields of environment and human rights. She has a special interest in climate change refugees and corporate responsibility for human rights abuses.
While in law school, Georgette was a legal intern working on asylum applications at The Advocates for Human Rights and at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. She was a Minnesota Justice Foundation clerk at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. Georgette was a student attorney in the Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy clinic, where she worked on international legal cases with clients from Cambodia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Mexico. She was also a student attorney in the Rural Immigrant Access Clinic where she traveled with other students to rural parts of Minnesota to provide legal advice and social service referrals to immigrants living in those areas. Georgette was a fellow for the University of Minnesota Human Rights Clinic, where she researched human rights issues related to agricultural laws in Colombia. In her final year, Georgette studied at Uppsala University in Sweden, focusing on litigation within the European Union judicial system. She was also a Benjamin B. Ferencz fellow at World Without Genocide, researching climate change legislation.
Since law school, Georgette has narrowed her focus to immigration law. She volunteered at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, working on detained cases. And she is now a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a volunteer attorney and mentor at the Advocates for Human Rights, assisting on asylum applications. She also does remote volunteer work with Lawyers for Good Government, Project Corazon, which assists asylum applicants at the Mexican/Texan border.
Areas of Practice
- Human Rights
- International law
- Minnesota, 2019
- University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- J.D. - 2019
- Univerisdad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE
- LL.M. - 2016
- McGill University
- B.A. - 2014
Honors and Awards
- Best Orator and First Place- D.M. Harish Memorial International Law Moot Court
- Minnesota Justice Foundation – Public Interest in Law Fellowship
- Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellow- World Without Genocide
- Human Rights Fellow- University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
- Finalist- European Convention on Human Rights Moot Court
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association