Friday, August 31, 2018

Rutgers Law Launches Centers Focusing on Immigration and Civil Rights

Rutgers Law School has launched two new academic centers.

Professor Sahar Aziz, a Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar is launching the Rutgers Center for Security, Race and Rights.  The Center will examine civil rights law and policy that disproportionately affect Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities in the United States through an interdisciplinary and cross-community approach.  



Former ImmigrationProf blogger, Professor Rose Cuison Villazor, another Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, is starting the Center for Immigration Law, Policy, and Justice.  The Center's mission is to advance equitable and more inclusive immigration and citizenship laws, policies and practices. The CILJP will host a “Colloquium on Sanctuary” speaker series in the fall semester where scholars, advocates and students will explore the legal, political and ethical meaning of providing “sanctuary” to immigrants. In the spring, the CILJP will launch a “Citizenship Initiative” to assist legal permanent residents in their application for naturalization.

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