Thank You to Our Summer Interns

Russell Immigration Law Firm would like to thank our Summer Interns for their hard work and the assistance they provided over the summer semester. 


Samuel Lukens

Sam is starting his Senior year at Centre College this fall, majoring in Spanish and Politics. Upon graduation, Sam plans to attend Law School. While interning at Russell Immigration Law Firm, Sam demonstrated initiative and provided valuable assistance in preparing evidence packets for submission to USCIS, served as a translator, and assisted in filing several applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Sam also helped with text message reminders, closing cases, contacting clients to relay important messages and completed research for an asylum case.

The internship gave me valuable insight into immigration law and procedure, and the attorneys and paralegals guided me even further along my path to attending law school.
— Sam Lukens

Diana Rudic

A child of immigrant parents from the former Yugoslavia, Diana is now a Junior at the University of Louisville, majoring in Economics, Political Science and Psychology, with a minor in French. During her period at Russell Immigration Law Firm, Diana assisted with multiple applications for Provisional Waivers of Unlawful Presence, thus helping many immigrants in their path to legalization. Diana also completed research for an asylum case for a young teenager from Central America.

Interning at RILF not only provided me with valuable insight on the complexities and ever-changing nature of immigration law, it also allowed me to look beyond the legal scope and delve into the personal side of law. The perspective I gained throughout my experience— from the stories I heard to the people I met— was both humbling and emboldening, serving as a reminder of the importance of compassion, empathy, and conversation.
— Diana Rudic