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STEM OPT – How Could the Proposed New Rule Effect F-1 Students and Employers

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $25.00

Deadline to Register: February 23, 2016

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security issued a new proposed F-1 rule that if adopted will effect F-1 students who graduate with a degree in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and decide to pursue employment using the STEM Option Practical Training (OPT) extension. It is possible that by the date of this CLE the new rule will have been issued in final form. While the new draft rule would extend STEM OPT extension from the current 17 months to 24 months, the Department of Homeland Security imposes new burdens on the student, college and university and the employer. Please plan to attend to learn about the new opportunities and burdens arising out of this new proposed rule and how the college and universities plan to address these burdens. 

Also come to get the latest update on the litigation that prompted this new rule. DHS claims that it received more than 50,000 comments (2 and half times) its previous record. DHS has requested a 90 day extension of time to implement the new rule because it cannot meet the February 13, 2016 deadline. Come to the CLE to find out if DHS gets its extension and what that means for F-1 STEM OPT applications.

Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the CLE starting at 12:00 p.m.


Bruce Gawtry | DSO, University of Minnesota and Macalester College
George Maxwell | Attorney, Borene Law Firm P.A.

CLE Credits:

1.5 Standard CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 215361 


Section Member:  $15
MSBA Member not in the section:  $20
Non-Member:  $25
Law Student:  FREE 

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE.

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