CHRISTOPHER D BOOM, JD, LLM, PhD

A proud resident of the United States’ most fundamentally multinational city, Dr. Boom is a New Orleans attorney and notary public licensed by the state of Louisiana. Dedicated to helping people pursue their goals across borders, Dr. Boom is excited to represent clients around the world before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the United States Court of International Trade, as well as in all other transnational matters wherever law permits. 

Dr. Boom’s legal background includes nearly a decade of experience in United States immigration law. He began his career clerking for an immigration law firm in Philadelphia, where he subsequently practiced while studying for his Master of Laws (LLM) in Transnational Law. At the firm, Dr. Boom assisted numerous researchers seeking EB-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1B Outstanding Professor or Researcher, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, and O-1A Extraordinary Ability visa classifications in a diverse set of specialized fields ranging from computational mathematics to cancer biology. He quickly discovered that he not only had a passion for advocating for immigrants, but also a talent for explaining his clients’ often highly technical accomplishments in a way that is accurate yet understandable by USCIS examiners. 

Reflecting his deep commitment to law, ethics, and research, after being awarded his LLM with Distinction, Dr. Boom went on to earn his PhD with a dissertation on human rights and the rule of law. As a PhD student, Dr. Boom’s writings were chosen for presentation at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and publication in the International Journal of Refugee Law, among other places. He was similarly selected for fellowships like the Adam Smith Fellowship at George Mason University, supplementing his educational background in law and ethics with intensive exposure to research by economists and political scientists. Alongside his scholarship, Dr. Boom also continued to represent clients in immigration and related matters while teaching courses in ethics and the philosophy of law. In his free time, Dr. Boom volunteered as a pro bono removal defense attorney, successfully representing clients before USCIS and EOIR with asylum, withholding of removal, United Nations Convention Against Torture, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status claims. 

As he was finishing his PhD, Dr. Boom realized the time was right for a firm with the sole, unique mission of helping people navigate the increasingly challenging legal terrain dividing the United States from the rest of the world not just with immigration issues, but also with related areas of law including customs and civil rights. To that end, Dr. Boom opened Boom Transnational Law, PLLC, eager to focus his energies on helping fellow researchers and fighting for immigrant rights.

In addition to his law practice, Dr. Boom is a co-founder of NOMOS Ethics & Policy, L3C, a social enterprise specializing in consulting and instruction by professionally trained ethicists. For the 2018-2019 academic year, he is also a Visiting Scholar in the Tulane University Department of Philosophy. You can learn more about Dr. Boom’s research in law and ethics by visiting www.boomesq.com.

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Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana

  • United States Court of International Trade

Education

  • PhD, Philosophy, Tulane University

  • LLM with Distinction, Transnational Law, Temple University School of Law

  • JD, Temple University School of Law

  • BA, Philosophy, Loyola University New Orleans

Publications

  • Beyond Persecution: A Moral Defence of Expanding Refugee Status, 30 International Journal of Refugee Law 512 (2018)

  • The Importance of the Thin Conception of the Rule of Law for International Development: A Decision-Theoretic Account, 8 Law and Development Review 293 (2015)

  • Reflections on the Rule of Law After NFIB v. Sebelius, in The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications (Fritz Allhoff and Mark Hall eds. 2014)

Selected Presentations

  • Plenary Power’s Chilling Effect: Why Religious Liberty Requires Judicial Review of the Trump Travel Ban, 2018 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting

  • Respecting Human Rights: The Primacy of Non-Interference, 2016 University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Doctoral Workshop in Legal Theory 

  • Beyond Persecution: In Defense of Expanding Refugee Status, 2016 London School of Economics Graduate Conference in Political Theory 

  • The Importance of the Thin Conception of the Rule of Law for International Development: A Decision-Theoretic Account, 2015 Tulane University School of Law Payson Center for International Development & Law and Development Institute Law and Development Conference

Professional Organizations

  • New Orleans Bar Association

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • American Immigration Lawyers' Association

    • Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science (ACES) Interest Group​

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