W&L Law Alumnus Edward Neufville ’03L on Olympics, Legal Practice Neufville, an immigration attorney based in Maryland, competed in the 1996 Olympic games representing Liberia.
In a profile for the Maryland State Bar Association published during the Tokyo Olympics, Edward Neufville, a 2003 graduate of the Law School, reflected on his own Olympic journey and its impact on his legal career. Neufville was born in Liberia and emigrated to the U.S. when he was 14. He was recruited by several colleges to run track, and after his freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill, he was chosen by Liberia to be a member of their 4×100 relay team for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Neufville ultimately chose a career in the law, but he has carried many lessons from his running career into his practice. He says his Olympic training taught him discipline, the benefits of practice and teamwork, and the desire to improve–all things that have helped him in his legal career.
In his practice, Neufville represents clients in complex immigration matters involving immigration fraud, terrorism and security related immigration issues, family immigration, worksite enforcement compliance, waivers of inadmissibility, immigration consequences of criminal convictions and citizenship. He has also represented clients under investigation or sanctioned by the United States Department of Treasury. In addition, Neufville serves foreign nationals and U.S. businesses, especially in matters relating to Sub-Saharan Africa, by providing general consultancies, and advice on the intersection of United States domestic law and international law or foreign law.
You can read the full profile online.