Katharine (Kate) Lovo, J.D.

Paralegal Faculty

As an attorney, Kate Lovo exclusively practiced U.S. immigration law, focusing her work in matters of family-based immigration, including fiancé petitions and I-601 waivers of inadmissibility; employment-based non-immigrant visas such as the TN for Mexican and Canadian professionals, H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intracompany Transfer, O-1 Extraordinary Ability, and R-1 Religious Worker visas and employment-based permanent residency; humanitarian relief such as asylum, U visas for victims of crime, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action Based on Childhood Arrival (DACA); applications for U.S. citizenship; and representing employers in Form I-9 inspections. She has also appeared before the Executive Office for Immigration Review ("immigration court") defending clients against deportation.

She has been an active member of the local immigration legal community, including serving as the American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA)’s chapter liaison to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services' Minneapolis field office; presenting immigration topics at Continuing Legal Education conferences; and representing clients pro bono in immigration matters through the Volunteer Lawyers Network.

Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal with a Minneapolis immigration firm.

Courses Taught at NHCC:

  • PLEG 1610 - Immigration Law
  • BUS 1300 - Legal Environment of Business


  • Carleton College, B.A.
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D.