Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'The Legal Challenges of Immigration' topic of event at Quinnipiac University School of Law

HAMDEN — The Quinnipiac University School of Law will hold a free conference on immigration, “Coming to America and Staying? The Legal Challenges of Immigration,” 2-5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Grand Courtroom in the School of Law Center.
The conference is organized by the International Human Rights Law Society, a student organization at the School of Law. Speakers will explore legal issues surrounding immigration and the challenges immigrants face living in the United States.
Speakers include: Muneer Ahmad of Yale University; Alina Das of New York University; Sheila Hayre from New Haven Legal Assistance; Kica Matos from Atlantic Philanthropies; and Jeffrey Meyer of Quinnipiac University School of Law.
“Everyone is affected by immigration laws and related issues, and we should definitely encourage more discourse on immigration because it’s interesting, ever-changing, and absolutely relevant to our lives,” said Prerna Rao, a second-year law student at Quinnipiac and an organizer of the event.
More information about the conference is available at http://www.sites.google.com/site/ihrqusl/immigration . For more information, call 203-582-8652.

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