Tuesday, December 23, 2008

USF Immigration Symposium

The U.S.F. Law Review invites you attend a symposium on Friday, February 27th, 2009. The Symposium will focus on how contemporary society views, treats, and defines immigrant workers and the impact of the current legal structures on this reality. The morning plenary panels will consider the new legal methods and approaches that can be used to address immigrant worker rights, the parallels between chattel slavery and present-day U.S. immigration policy, and the treatment of female immigrant workers in the context of slavery, trafficking, and migrant farming. Among others, the morning panelists will include Professor Gerald Neuman of Harvard Law School, Dean Kevin Johnson of UC Davis School of Law, and Professor Adrienne Davis of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. John Trasvina, General Counsel and President of MALDEF, will provide our keynote address. In the afternoon, attendees will select one of three, concurrently running breakout sessions to attend, which will cover the impact of the traditional practice of labor law, ICE raids, and the high-tech industry on immigrant workers. Breakout session panelists will include Professor Bill Hing of UC Davis School of Law, Professor Christopher Cameron of Southwestern School of Law, and Mr. Martin Lawler of Lawler & Lawler LLP, recognized as one of America’s leading immigration lawyers. As a precursor to the Symposium, consider attending the 5th Annual Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice, to be held the evening before the Symposium, on Thursday, February 26th, 2009, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. This joint event will feature a lecture by Professor Juan Perea from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Registration information for both events will be available on the Symposium's website, in mid-January 2009. Visit this website to review a detailed version of the Symposium’s schedule and a full list of its participants and for more information about the Pemberton lecture. Please contact the Law Review Symposium Editor, Jenica Mariani, at jdmariani@usfca.edu, with questions about the Symposium and Professor Maria Ontiveros, at ontiveros@usfca.edu, with questions about the Pemberton lecture.

KJ

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