Krystal D. Norton teaches the Immigration Law Practice course in SoPA’s General Legal Studies program. She is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Ms. Norton attended Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated as a cum laude Crowe Scholar in May of 2013. While at Loyola, she was Chairman of the Loyola Moot Court Program and a published member of the Loyola Law Review. She also worked with the Immigration Law Clinic throughout her time as a law student. Upon graduation, Ms. Norton was accepted to the Attorney General's Honors Program as a judicial law clerk for the New Orleans Immigration Court. After completion of the program, she became an attorney with the federal government, where she continues to practice law today.
Ms. Norton graduated from the University of Connecticut with bachelor's degrees in Spanish and Business Administration. During her time at UCONN, she lived in both Madrid and Granada, Spain. She is a big animal lover, an avid reader, a lifelong Yankees fan, and likes to play softball. Ms. Norton also enjoys digital photography (so much inspiration in New Orleans) and painting or drawing in her free time.
What's the first career you dreamed of having as a child?
An artist! I still like to paint, draw, and generally craft anything I can think of in my free time. I recently have taken up photography and hope to do it more often!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would like to travel to Colombia. Some of the most wonderful people I have met over the course of my life are from this beautiful country and I would love the opportunity to experience it for myself.
What advice would you give to someone who's considering finishing their degree, or starting for the first time as an adult?
If you are diligent and passionate about what you are doing, you cannot go wrong. Also, get to know the people around you and do not ever miss an opportunity to ask questions!