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Saturday, March 3, 2012

upcoming conference - March 23, 2012 - Conference on Immigrant Detainees: Registration Now Open

March 23 Conference on Immigrant Detainees: Registration Now Open

Immigrant Detainees: Alone, Unrepresented & Imprisoned

Nationally renowned immigration experts, judges, practitioners, academics, and former detainees will speak at the all-day conference, "Immigrant Detainees: Alone, Unrepresented & Imprisoned," to be held at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Friday, March 23, 2012. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will deliver the keynote address.

The conference is a joint effort by the Rutgers–Newark, Seton Hall, Cardozo, and New York University law schools. Panel sessions include:
  • Immigration Incarceration (a look at the realities of immigration detention)
  • Mandatory Detention: Impact, Alternatives & Paths to Reform
  • Access to Justice for Detainees in Immigration Proceedings
  • A Call to Action: Promoting Pro Bono Representation in Immigration Proceedings
Confirmed speakers include:
  • U.S. Senator Robert Menendez
  • Hon. Michael A. Chagares, Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Alice Clapman, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Alina Das, NYU Law School
  • Betsy Ginsberg, Cardozo Law School
  • Amy Gottlieb, American Friends Service Committee
  • Anju Gupta, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
  • Warren Joseph, Families for Freedom
  • Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Lynn M. Kelly, NY City Bar Justice Center
  • Lawrence S. Lustberg, Gibbons PC
  • Lauren Major and Semuteh Freeman, NYU Law Immigrant Rights Clinic
  • Lori A. Nessel, Seton Hall Law School
  • Judy Rabinovitz, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
  • Ravi Ragbir, Families for Freedom
  • Silky Shah, Detention Watch Network
  • Annie Sovcik, Human Rights First
  • Catherine Weiss, Lowenstein Sandler LLC
  • Seth Freed Wessler, Investigative Reporter,
  • Amelia Wilson, American Friends Service Committee
The conference is free and open to the public; however pre-registration is required. Additional information, including registration information, can be found at

A conference flier and the conference program are attached (the conference program can also be downloaded from the website).

The conference is co-sponsored by Lowenstein Sandler PC, Gibbons PC, Rutgers Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, Rutgers–Newark Center for Migration and the Global City, Cardozo Immigration Justice Clinic, Rutgers Immigrant Rights Collective, Rutgers Human Rights Forum, Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice, NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, American Friends Service Committee, and Human Rights First.

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