Thursday, March 5, 2009
Christopher Nugent, an attorney with the Washington, D.C. firm of Holland and Knight, was the Lesar Lecturer at the Southern Illinois University School of Law yesterday. Mr. Nugent spoke about his involvement with Iraqi refugees who are seeking to be resettled in the United States due to their fear of persecution in Iraq. Many Iraqis who assisted the U.S. government in Iraq are now targeted by insurgents and must flee for their lives. Mr. Nugent works with The List Project and other law firms and law schools to provide pro bono assistance to Iraqi refugees to help them document their cases and navigate the lengthy interview process required before being accepted for resettlement in the United States. To read more about this work or to find out how you can get involved, go to www.thelistproject.org.