• 2018 Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars

  • When

    Friday, November 2, 2018
    9:00 am


    Walter F. Mondale Hall

    University of Minnesota Law School
    229 19th Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

Sponsored By

James H. Binger Center for New Americans

Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice


Private attorney: $75; Nonprofit attorney: $45; Community member: $15; Student: Free


CLE credits will be requested from the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education.


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.

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To make disability-related accommodations or dietary requests email Liz Coffield

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Elizabeth Coffield
(612) 301-8650

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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