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Speaks: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Dutch, German, and Serbian

Graduate School: Ph.D. Migration Law, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Law School: J.D., Summa Cum Laude, DePaul University College of Law, LL.M., European Human Rights and Migration Law, Cum Laude, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Undergraduate School: B.A. German and International Studies, Magna Cum Laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dario Dzananovic concentrates his practice on immigration matters. Prior to joining the firm, Dario obtained his Ph.D. in comparative migration law from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In his Ph.D. dissertation, he examined the role of faith-based organizations in the governance of migration law and policy in the United States and in the Netherlands. While he worked on his Ph.D., he also worked for a law firm in the Chicago area handling class action litigation and personal injury matters. Prior to that, Dario worked for a boutique law firm in the Chicago loop concentrating on consumer fraud and civil rights class action work. Before getting into litigation, he worked as in-house counsel for a venture capital firm handling primarily transactional matters – from simple contract drafting and negotiation to complex, multi-round investment documentation.

Publications:

• Dzananovic, D. (forthcoming September 2021). Migration, the State, and Faith-Based Organizations. Leiden: Brill.

• Dzananovic, D. (2020). The Catholic’s Obligations Toward Migrants, Mondi Migranti, no 1/2020, 31-47.

• Dzananovic, D. (2019). Church Assistance to Unauthorized Stayers. The U.S. and Netherlands Compared. (Nijmegen Migration Law Working Papers Series, no 2019/3). Nijmegen: Radboud University Nijmegen.

• Grütters, C.A.F.M. & Dzananovic, D. (Eds.). (2018). Migration and Religious Freedom. Essays on the interaction between religious duty and migration law. Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.

• Dzananovic, D. (2017). European Courts and Citizens Struggle to do “What’s Right” Amidst Reactionary Migration Law and Policy. Center for Migration Studies.

Professional Organizations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
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