October 21, 2008
UNLV Welcomes New Director to the Nevada Immigrant Resource Project
The Nevada Immigrant Resource Project is pleased to welcome Angela Morrison as its new Legal Director. Angela joins the Nevada Immigrant Resource Project from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she served as the first EEOC trial attorney in Las Vegas. While at the EEOC, Angela engaged in complex employment discrimination litigation and prosecuted several cases involving multiple class members. She also conducted extensive community education efforts regarding the intersection of employment discrimination law and immigration, human trafficking and employment law, and best practices for employers.
Prior to joining the EEOC, Angela served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Philip M. Pro, United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Angela graduated summa cum laude from William S. Boyd School of Law, where she was a student attorney in the Immigration Clinic of UNLV's Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic and the editor-in-chief of the Nevada Law Journal.
The Nevada Immigrant Resource Project is a project of the Immigration Clinic at the Thomas and Mack Legal Clinic in the William S. Boyd School of Law. While the Immigration Clinic provides direct legal representation to immigrants, the Project engages in developing immigration-related information and education through outreach to immigrant communities. The Project also works to improve the quality of legal services in Nevada by conducting continuing legal education courses for legal professionals on immigration topics, and providing opportunities for law students to engage in immigration projects with systemic impact. As Legal Director, Angela will expand the Nevada Immigrant Resource Project’s significant contribution to meeting current needs for immigration-related legal services and education in the State of Nevada.-jl
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