2018 Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars
Friday, November 2, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
The James H. Binger Center for New Americans and Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice are pleased to invite you to a two-day conference titled Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars. The forum will be held at the University of Minnesota Law School on November 2-3, 2018. Topics include troubling trends in immigration enforcement and detention, the use of federal court litigation to protect immigrants and lessons from the civil rights era.
Conference sessions will provide attendees with legal context and background of current immigration practices and will also provide practical guidance and strategies for litigation and advocacy in this challenging climate. Attendees will hear from leading litigators and educators from across the country who are involved high-profile cases at all levels of the immigration adjudication system including the United States Supreme Court.
Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project
Lee Gelernt has argued important immigration and civil rights cases at all levels of the federal court system, including, most recently, Ms. L v. ICE, a case in federal court challenging the administration’s practice of separating asylum-seeking parents and their children.
Professor Fatma Marouf, Texas A&M University School of Law
Fatma Marouf is the Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Texas A&M University School of Law and a nationally recognized expert in the intersections of immigration law, international human rights law and constitutional law.
Other presenters and panelists include:
Christopher Lasch, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University
Yolanda Vázquez, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Tim Warden-Hertz, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
James H. Binger Center for New Americans
Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice
Morning coffee and lunch will be provided on both days of the conference. There will be a reception Friday evening following the last session of the day.