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Lorwin-O'Connell Conference: Immigration Law and Policy 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018 to 12:00am

William W. Knight Law Center
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

This conference will focus attention on issues in legal practice and empirical research that have particular significance for children, women, and families. It brings together practicing attorneys and judges in the field of immigration law with researchers and advocates engaged with immigrant and refugee communities in Oregon and beyond.

In addition to sessions on DACA and mixed-status families, criminalization (detention, deportation, fear and silencing), and the status of immigration law and policy as of February 2018, we will hold a special afternoon devoted to language politics and translation in Oregon courts. The featured speaker in that session will be Mariano-Florentino (“Tino”) Cuéllar, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court.

This conference is free and open to the public; registration is only necessary for those wanting lunch ($15) or CLE credits + lunch ($40 for a limited time). We are applying for 6-8 hours of CLE credit. Details TBA in December.

About the Lorwin Lectureship:
The Lorwin Lectureship was created in 2009 with funding from the estate of Val and Madge Lorwin. Lectures by renowned scholars and experts promote greater appreciation for the importance of civil rights.

The lectureship, overseen by the College of Arts and Sciences and the UO School of Law, is administered through education and research centers, including the Oregon Humanities Center, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

About the O’Connell Conference:
The O’Connell Conference is an annual event, made possible by former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Ken O’Connell, intended to allow the judicial and legal community to examine current topics in public policy.

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School of Law, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics



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