Rice, Marcelle A.
Rice, Marcelle A.
Marcelle A. Rice

Biography

Marcelle Rice has 15 years of experience practicing immigration law, representing numerous clients before USCIS, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Marcelle has developed expertise in deportation defense, family petitions, applications for asylum, protection for victims of crimes, permanent residence applications, NACARA, and waivers. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Marcelle earned her JD from UC Hastings and her BA from UCLA. She developed a dedication to asylum and immigration law under the mentorship of Professor Karen Musalo, at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. Marcelle is the author of "Protecting Parents: Why Mothers and Fathers who Oppose Female Genital Cutting Qualify for Asylum," in the November 2004 issue of Immigration Briefings, and the co-author with Karen Musalo of "The Implementation of the One-Year Bar to Asylum," which appeared in a 2008 issue of the Hastings International Law & Comparative Law Review.  Marcelle speaks conversational Spanish, French, and Norwegian.

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A.

Bar Admission

  • California

Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Deportation Defense
  • Family Petitions
  • Asylum Applications
  • NACARA

Published Works

  • Protecting Parents: Why Mothers and Fathers who Oppose Female Genital Cutting Qualify for Asylum, Immigration Briefings, November, 2004
  • The Implementation of the One-Year Bar to Asylum, Hastings International Law & Comparative Law Review, 2008

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Norwegian
  • English

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California