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Kathleen Gasparian
Immigration Attorney, David Ware & Associates

Ms. Gasparian earned her law degree in 2002 from Loyola University New Orleans. While attending Loyola University’s evening program, Ms. Gasparian began her career in immigration by working in the Loyola University Department of International Student Affairs. Upon completion of her degree, she served in the Attorney General’s Honors Program as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Executive Office of Immigration Review. She has authored and co-authored several articles on various aspects of immigration law and frequently presents on a variety of immigration issues. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and is a past chair of the AILA Mid-South Chapter. She currently serves on the AILA national liaison committee to the Executive Office of Immigration Review.

Current Topic


05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


06/16 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces (encore)

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

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04/16 - Opiates & the Bayou State

How is Louisiana tackling this serious addiction epidemic?


03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?


01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?

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