Wednesday, January 5, 2011

AALS Annual Meeting Immigration Programs

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It is time for the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting!  This year the conference is in San Francisco.  Click here to access the updated progam schedule.   Here are some of the immigration-related programs scheduled:

FRIDAY JANUARY 7 10:30 AM-12:15 PM

Section on Education Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Immigration Law Divisadero, Second Floor Level, Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square

Immigration and Higher Education

Moderator: Kristi L. Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law

Speakers: Raquel E. Aldana, University of the Pacific Mc George School of Law

Phillip G. Altbach, Professor and Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, Boston, MA

Danielle Holley-Walker, University of South Carolina School of Law

Beth Lyon, Villanova University School of Law

Karla M. Mc Kanders, University of Tennessee College of Law

Laurel S. Terry, Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law

One or more presenters was selected from a call for papers. Many students attend U.S. colleges and universities who are not U.S. citizens, and many of those students become faculty in the U.S. especially in the STEM disciplines (science, 53 Friday, January 7 technology, engineering, and mathematics). The citizenship of these individuals gives rise to numerous legal issues. This panel will address several of those issues both in the U.S. and abroad, including: understanding the increasing global mobility of university students and faculty; examining whether undocumented students in the U.S. should pay in-state or out-of-state tuition as disputed in current litigation in California and Kansas; and exploring how European Union countries are changing the ways in which they educate and license professionals across national borders. Business Meeting at Program Conclusion. 10:30

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 7 4:00-5:45 PM

Section on Children and the Law, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Family and Juvenile Law, Immigration Law and International Law Sutro, Second Floor Level, Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square

Our Children — The World's Children: The Effect of Globalization on Children (Papers to be published in the Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy)

Moderator: William W. Patton, Whittier Law School

Speakers: Ann Laquer Estin, University of Iowa College of Law

David J. Gartner, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Shani King, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Marcia A. Zug, University of South Carolina School of Law

One or more presenters was selected from a call for papers. The panelists will address the effect of globalization on children from a variety of perspectives. Papers were solicited from scholars in family and juvenile law, immigration and asylum law, international and comparative law, among other fields. Together, the panelists will shed light on the legal circumstances of children in the United States and abroad whose lives are increasingly impacted by movement of people, goods and wealth around the globe. Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

 

SATURDAY JAN.  8, 8:30-10:15 AM Section on Immigration Law Cyril Magnin 1, Fourth Floor Level, Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square

Due Process in the Era of Mass Immigration Detention

Moderator: Nancy Morawetz, New York University School of Law

Speakers: Raha Jorjani, University of California, Davis School of Law

Anil Kalhan, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law

Peter Markowitz, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University

David A. Martin, Principal Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

During the past two decades there has been a surge in immigration detention. Today, the detention system is massive and growing. Although nominally a system of civil detention, it operates under norms developed for incarceration. Detainees are held in a sprawling complex of local jails, federal detention centers and private facilities and are routinely transferred between facilities. These detainees are processed through a variety of mechanisms. Some will appear before an immigration judge and may later pursue administrative appeals and judicial review. Others will face administrative removal orders or reinstatement of old removal orders by deportation officers with limited review. Still others will be encouraged to stipulate to removal while they are being held in custody. This panel will explore due process questions in this system of mass detention. The panelists will look at whether due process can be achieved without a right to counsel and whether there are reforms short of such a right that can improve due process. Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Last but not least, AALS President-Elect and ImmigrationProf's Immigration Professor of the Year, Michael Olivas will give an address to the AALS House of Representatives on Friday at 5:45.

KJ

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