Friday, December 14, 2012

Immigration at the AALS Annual Meeting

The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting is in New Orleans from January 4-7 this year.  As usual, the annual meeting has numerous immigration programs.

The Civil Rights Consequences of State and Local Responses to Immigration and Immigrants,” a joint program of the Immigration Law and Civil Rights Sections, will be held on Saturday, January 5, 10:30 am – 12:15 pm (Melrose, Third Floor, Hilton).

Moderator: Muneer Ahmad, Yale Law School

Speakers: Christopher Lasch, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Maria Pabón López, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law; Hiroshi Motomura, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law; Michael Wishnie, Yale Law School

Although immigration law is a subject of federal, rather than state law, the laws that regulate immigrants in their daily lives are most often passed by or enforced by state governments. Like all residents of the United States, immigrants are subject to a broad range of state laws and policies. These laws and their application sometimes affect immigrants – both documented and undocumented – in unique ways because of their status as immigrants. Recent years have seen increasing attention to the ways in which the civil rights of immigrants may be violated by state laws and their enforcement in areas such as education, criminal enforcement, and voting rights. This panel will consider this phenomenon, exploring how the lived experiences of immigrants in this country present unique civil rights challenges that have transformative impact on state laws and policies.

The Section on Immigration Law Business Meeting is on Friday, January 4, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Norwich, Third Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

In addition, there is a program on "Immigration, Emigration and Migration" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Political Legal Philosophy on Friday, January 4, 8 am – 2 pm Crescent Room, 11th Floor, Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville.   For more information, click here.  Paper presenters and commentators include  Judith Resnik (Law, Yale) James Bohman (Philosophy, Saint Louis University), Jennifer Hochschild ( Political Science, Harvard), Nancy Rosenblum (Political Science, Harvard), Sarah Song (Political Science, UC Berkeley), Adam Cox (Law, NYU), Michael Blake (Philosophy, University of Washington), Robin West (Law, Georgetown), Tom Christiano (Philosophy, University of Arizona), Arash Abizadeh (Political Science, McGill), Cristina Rodriguez (Law, NYU), and Jeremy Waldron (Law and Political Science, Oxford and NYU).


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