Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jesuit Law Schools Address Immigration Legal Needs

Karen Sloan for the National Law Journal reports that thirteen law schools housed at Jesuit universities will collaborate to help unaccompanied children and immigrant families from Central America seek refuge in the United States. The consortium will coordinate with the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA to develop a policy paper outlining the legal procedures available to those immigrants and the need for improvements.

Georgetown University Law Center played a key role in bringing together the law school consortium, McPherson said. Dean William Treanor convened the deans of the Jesuit law schools during the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in January to pitch the idea.

The hope is to have the policy paper finished in June, and the law schools will help publicize its findings and recommendations.

In addition to Georgetown, the initiative includes Boston College Law School; Creighton University School of Law; University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; Fordham University School of Law; Gonzaga University School of Law; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Loyola University New Orleans School of Law; Saint Louis University School of Law; Santa Clara University School of Law; Seattle University School of Law; and the University of San Francisco School of Law.


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