Managing Partner Michael Wildes Judges Debate Competition at Yeshiva University, April 22, 2018.
The annual Langfan Family Undergraduate Constitutional Oratorical Competition was held at Yeshiva University, Yeshiva College, on April 22, 2018. This competition has recognized student excellence in public speaking and rhetoric since its establishment in 2001. Langfan is not a traditional moot court competition where judges interrupt competitors during their argument. Instead, it is an oratorical competition in which competitors present a short uninterrupted speech analyzing a controversial constitutional issue. Students from both the Wilf and Beren campuses participated.
The topic of this years competition was “PARTISAN GERRYMANDERING: Should the Court’s review the constitutionality of gerrymandering schemes adopted on allegedly political grounds?”
As a former federal prosecutor with the Eastern District of New York, Mr. Wildes provided thoughtful critique for students who participated. He offered feedback on the students presentation style and their ability to deliver persuasive arguments surrounding the topic. All of the students stated that they truly appreciated the valuable input and insightful comments of Mr. Wildes, a seasoned practitioner, television commentator, and law professor. In addition to Michael, the other judges on the panel were David Danesh, Esq., Moshe S. Neiss, Esq, Steven Pretsfelder, Esq., Betty Sugarman, Ph.D., and Associate Dean Yeshiva College, Fredric M. Sugarman, Ph.D.
Wildes & Weinberg is a boutique law firm specializing exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law and was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films, books, and documentaries.
Today, the firm, which has offices in New York City, Englewood, NJ, Miami, FL, and by appointment in Los Angeles, CA, services a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications and all temporary and permanent type visas.
In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is also of counsel to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and two international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), Michael has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to US immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.
Michael also served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, was appointed to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey, was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Blue Panel on Immigration, and has been a guest lecturer at many distinguished forums and institutions including Yale University, New York University, Brooklyn Law School, and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases. Moreover, the firm’s multilingual staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.
To learn more about Wildes & Weinberg, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at email@example.com .
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