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for January, 2015

Daniel Schueppert ('15) Wins International Award for Essay on Climate Change and the Law

January 28, 2015

The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) has announced the winners of its Legal Essay Contest 2014. Third-year Law School student Daniel Schueppert ('15) was named a silver award winner for his essay "Climate Change, the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification and Multi-Level Governance." His essay, along with those of the four other winning law students, will be published by the CISDL in a special working paper series later this year.

Students in Detainee Rights Clinic Work to Protect the Rights of Immigration Detainees with Mental Disorders

January 23, 2015

Student attorneys in the Law School's Detainee Rights Clinic recently won rulings on appeal for two clients with mental disorders who were not screened for competency during the merits phase of their proceedings before the immigration court.

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Provides Successful Advocacy for Three Clients

January 22, 2015

The Law School's Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, part of the Center for New Americans (CNA), has recently seen its efforts lead to positive outcomes in three asylum-related cases.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments This Week in Case Litigated by the Center for New Americans with Faegre Baker Daniels and the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

January 14, 2015

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mellouli v. Holder, a collaborative litigation effort of the Center for New Americans attorneys Kate Evans and Benjamin Casper ('97) led by our partners Faegre Baker Daniels attorneys Jon Laramore, Lucetta Pope, Daniel Pulliam; and with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota attorneys John Keller and Sheila Stuhlman ('00). Faegre Baker Daniels Partner Jon Laramore will argue the case for the team. Law students Anna Finstrom (»15), Caitlinrose Fisher ('15), and Julia Decker ('14), now a Robina Fellow with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, have been invaluable members of the litigation team.

Asylum Victory After Settlement at U.S. Supreme Court

January 8, 2015

Capping years of collaborative litigation that ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court, Center for New Americans' (CNA) client Pe Paul Goromou was granted asylum on January 8 by an immigration judge. The CNA's Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, along with co-counsel from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P., and The Advocates for Human Rights, filed a petition for certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and correct the government's misinterpretation of a controversial statute that requires most persons fleeing persecution to apply for asylum within one year of their arrival in the United States.