The Immigration Project

Evisa Kambellari

Portrait of Evisa Kambellari.

Evisa Kambellari has an LLB degree from the University of Tirana Faculty of Law and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Illinois College of Law (U of I). 

During her studies at the U of I, Evisa was the LLM representative in the Student Bar Association, and she was very eager to help her international student peers overcome the difficulties of studying in a foreign country and address their concerns with the faculty members. 

During her Master of Laws program at the U of I, she was part of the Domestic Violence and Immigration Law Clinic, assisting the Immigration Project staff attorneys in various cases involving victims of domestic abuse. She contributed especially to U-visas and asylum cases. 

She continued volunteering for the IP office over the summer of 2017 in developing clients’ statements and writing legal briefs. In 2019 she was admitted to the New York Bar and joined the Immigration Project team as a Staff Attorney in the Summer of 2020.

She has worked for several years as a University lecturer in her home country in Albania and has a vast research background in the areas of data privacy, information security and criminal law. 

She is very enthusiastic about the idea of working with immigrant communities since she has a genuine motive to help others in need. Working with immigrants from different countries also fits with her vigorous interest in learning more about other countries and people from other countries.  She believes that interaction with various cultures makes one’s living experience reacher and more complete.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and attending cultural activities.