• EB-2 National Interest Waiver
  • EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Petitions


  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • Harvard University, B.A. in English
  • Columbia University, M.A. in History and Literature


  • English
  • French 
  • Korean 

Jiyae Hwang, Esq.



Ms. Hwang is a New York-licensed lawyer specializing in U.S. immigration law. Ms. Hwang obtained her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2018, where she served as Senior Executive Editor (Printing) of the New York University Law Review. Ms. Hwang holds a B.A. in English from Harvard University and M.A. in History and Literature from Columbia University in New York City.

At law school, Ms. Hwang received the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Summer Fellowship in 2015 for her project with the International Organization for Migration to develop civil litigation strategies in Malaysia for survivors of human trafficking. Ms. Hwang also received the Samsung Scholarship in 2008 and Kwanjeong (Lee Jong-Hwan) Scholarship in 2013 in recognition of her academic achievements.

Before joining Scott Legal, Ms. Hwang maintained a commercial litigation and arbitration practice in the Litigation Department, Complex Litigation Group, at the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP, an internationally-renowned law firm for its litigation and corporate practices. At Paul Hastings LLP, Ms. Hwang maintained a personal pro bono law practice in immigration law, focusing on Green Card applications and asylum applications. Ms. Hwang has exclusively practiced immigration law since 2020, focusing on EB2 National Interest Waiver and EB1A Extraordinary Ability petitions. Ms. Hwang currently resides in Calgary, Canada, and is working towards her Canadian law license while assisting clients in pursuing cross-border business, employment, and settlement opportunities. Ms. Hwang is bilingual in Korean and English and can correspond in French.