Julia Pilkington is an Associate in Minami Tamaki LLP’s Immigration and Nationality Law Practice Group. She was previously a law clerk with our firm after graduating in 2022 from UC College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings Law) with a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, with a concentration in International Law.
During law school, she gained experience as a Summer Law Clerk supporting employment immigration, as an Immigration Legal Services Law Student Intern working with a nonprofit removal defense team, and as a student extern with an immigration law firm with the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Prior to law school, she worked as an Immigration Legal Assistant for a nonprofit and for a law firm, gaining experience supporting employment and family-based immigration cases.
At UC Law SF, Julia served on Moot Court from 2020 to 2022, serving one year as a board member and as Secretary. She was a National Finalist at the NYU Immigration Law Competition, a National Semifinalist, and won Best Brief for Appellant at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. She also served as a student coach for teams competing in asylum and constitutional law competitions.
Julia was 2L Staff Editor of Hastings International and Comparative Law Review and Vice President of Hastings Human Rights & International Law Organization. She won numerous CALI and Witkin Awards: Immigration Law (both), Administrative Law (both), Advanced Immigration Seminar (CALI), International Law (CALI), Business Associations (CALI), Wills & Trusts (CALI), Criminal Procedure (CALI), Legal Research & Writing I (CALI), and Constitutional Law 2 (Witkin).
Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in English with an environmental studies minor from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. There, she participated in the World Courts study abroad program, studying international law through classwork, visiting NGOs and the United Nations, and observing trials at international human rights courts and criminal tribunals in Geneva, The Hague, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg.