Tuesday, February 15, 2011

UO News Release: Intersections of Immigration

9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on February 25, 2011. The symposium will be based around the intersections between immigration and other areas of law. There will be five discussion panels as well as lunch, a keynote speaker, and post-event hors d'oeuvres. Four Oregon State Bar CLE credits are pending for the event.

Registration may be completed via our website at http://oregonsymposium.weebly.com. Students must register on our website by February 20 to attend free of charge with their valid student IDs.

The panels will cover topics of family law and immigration; criminal law and immigration; business law and immigration; human rights law and crisis immigration, including asylum and domestic violence law; and nonprofit law and immigration.

There will be three to four panelists per panel. Each group of panelists will be composed primarily of immigration practitioners who specialize in the panel’s corresponding area of law. Law professors will moderate the panels and ask the panelists questions regarding practical considerations for those in immigration practice, such as daily work, types of clients served, and types of projects completed. Each panelist will have the opportunity to respond to policy questions, including questions regarding the effects of immigration on corresponding areas of law as traditionally practiced, possible areas of improvement within the immigration system, and opportunities for improved client situations and efficiency levels if immigration policies were changed.

The Student Insurgent supports efforts to engage in multiculturalism and entertain rational discussion about immigration. This event in particular will likely be a powerful and necessary discussion.

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