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Law symposium to focus on immigration

February 10, 2011

The NIU College of Law will host “Immigration Enforcement: Laws and ‘Outlaws'” from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 3, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall.

This timely symposium on immigration and homeland security law will feature presentations from a distinguished panel of leading experts on a breadth of topics including:

  • the Fourteenth Amendment and birthright citizenship;
  • media treatment of immigrants;
  • litigation brought by immigrants’ advocates against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and
  • state efforts to enforce internal immigration law, with special focus on the controversial Arizona SB1070.

The symposium will feature keynote speaker Lt. Col. Margaret Stock (retired U.S. Army) from the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

It also will include presentations from professor Gabriel Chin and Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante of the University of Arizona, as well as professor Bridget Kessler, clinical teaching fellow from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

NIU College of Law professor Guadalupe Luna will moderate the event.

The symposium is free of charge and open to the public. Three hours of CLE credit will be available for attorneys. Lunch will be provided immediately following the symposium in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery.

RSVP is required and available online. Call (815) 753-9655 for more information.