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NACUA's First Decade Award

Russell C. Ford - 2010

Russell Ford is a member of Verrill Dana’s immigration and higher education practice groups. His practice includes all facets of immigration and global migration, including full-scale migration policy and strategic development, planning and implementation.

His service to other associations includes: the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, and the Sports Lawyers Association.

Russell received a B.A. from Stonehill College, a Masters of Education from Boston University, and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.

Since joining NACUA in 2002, Russell has become an active member and has been a frequent speaker (eight times in the past six years since he was first a speaker in 2004). He has written two publications including a NACUANOTE: Changes to the Alien Worker Labor Certification Process and a pamphlet: What the General Counsel’s Office Needs to Know about its International Student’s Office. He also has served on several committees including the Editorial Board, The Journal of College and University Law; the Committee on Legal Education and most recently the NACUANOTES Editorial Board.

Russell is a steady contributor on NACUANET and has largely become one of NACUA’s subject matter experts in immigration law. He is a ready and able volunteer who is exceedingly generous with his time to members in the true spirit of NACUA.

NACUA is pleased to recognize Russell Ford as a recipient of the First Decade Award for his outstanding service to the Association and to the practice of higher education law in his first eight years of membership.