Attorney at Law
I am a Principal at Spangehl Higher Education Associates, a consulting firm focused on accreditation compliance for universities and colleges. I advise and assist with governance and strategic planning, and operations and academic process development.
I have been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2013. My separate law practice promotes legal immigration throughout Illinois, helping families, workers, and employers. I focus on family-based immigration and naturalization, and have experience with treaty… read more investment and numerous types of work authorization.
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Corporate Formation
- Other Business Formation Matter
- E-2 Visa
- Green Card
- Immigration Consults
- K Visa
- O Visa
- Other Immigration Matter
- General Advice
"I just want to say this attorney Jason went over and beyond for my husband words cannot describe how passionate he is concerning his clients and immigration what we thought would take almost a year Jason got it done in less than a month,now everyone circumstances are different but “ours” was a little grim but he got it done thank you Jason you are the best. Sincerely Kimberly M."
Spangehl Higher Education Associates
Sep 2016 - Present
Advises senior University executives and board members on accreditation compliance, governance, institutional policy, and the preparation of appeals to adverse accreditation decisions. Works directly with institutional administration, faculty and staff to prepare responses to accreditor and regulatory requirements.
Commission on Quality in Higher Education
Jul 2012 - Present
Designed the charter and bylaws for a potential new accrediting body, the Commission on Quality in Higher Education, and led efforts to secure 501(c)(3) tax exemption. Works with colleagues on the development of standards for evaluating excellence in higher education, to grant institutional recognition, and establish a baseline for a new accreditation process.
Law Office of Jason Spangehl
Mar 2011 - Present
Advises clients and prepares petitions and applications for residency, visas, and naturalization. Focuses on bases of family, education, employment, and investment. Appeals adverse USCIS decisions. Provides business development services, including bylaws, contracts, regulations and compliance, and ethical guidance.
May 2012 - Aug 2016
Founded Higher Education Consulting Division. Worked with institutions to develop service proposals and provided expertise in regulatory and accreditation standards for the design of assessment services. Advised senior executives and board members on accreditation compliance, governance, institutional policy, and the preparation of appeals to adverse accreditor actions.
University of Illinois College of Law
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Taught foreign students in the Master of Foreign Laws program. Lectured on legal writing, analysis and argumentation. Content included an overview of the American legal system, American legal concepts, and focused instruction on contract law. Evaluated research and writing assignments. Provided office hours and tutoring for LL.M. students in legal writing and general legal studies.