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Thronson, Veronica Tobar T., J.D.
Clinical Professor of Law, Director MSU Law Clinic; MSU College of Law; Academic Degree: Juris Doctor

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About

Veronica Thronson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the Michigan State University College of Law. The Immigration Law Clinic provides opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program through direct representation of clients in coordination with the building of knowledge and skills and the exercise of professional judgment. The clinic was awarded an Excellence in Diversity Award (EIDA) from Michigan State University in January, 2015. Thronson was appointed to the faculty of The National Judicial College in 2012.

From 2002 to 2010, Thronson was the Directing Attorney of the Domestic Violence Project at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada where she practiced in the areas of family and immigration law. She also taught Community Property as an adjunct professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. Previously, Thronson served as the Director of Training and Legal Services at the New York Immigration Coalition, a non-profit umbrella advocacy organization for over 200 groups in New York that work with immigrants, refugees, and asylees. At the Coalition, Thronson developed community outreach materials and programs, and conducted training for advocates and attorneys on immigration and benefits law and their impact on immigrant communities. She also appeared bi-weekly on an internationally broadcast program of Univision providing information on current immigration law, benefits law and immigrant-related topics and was a regular commentator for other local and national newspapers and radio programs on these topics.

Thronson has served on numerous boards and task forces. She served on the advisory board of the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy at the Migration Policy Institute, in Washington, DC from 2007 to 2012 and was Vice-Chair of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, where she was a board member from 2005 to 2009. Currently, Thronson is a board member of the Michigan Committee for Refugee Resettlement and serves on the Domestic Violence Committee of the State Bar of Michigan.

In 2006, the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force honored Thronson with its S.T.A.R. award, created to honor an individual for stellar work on behalf of victims. In 2009, Thronson received the Louis Wiener Service Award, given to an advocate who has made substantial contributions in representing victims. Thronson is admitted to the practice of law in the states of New York, New Jersey, Nevada and Michigan.

About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).


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