For Immediate Release:  Jun 1, 2009
2009, 06, 01

Hofstra Law Hosts Immigration Workshop

Hofstra Law Hosts Immigration Workshop

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Sun Min
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Hofstra Law
Phone: 516.463.5013
E-mail: sun.min@hofstra.edu

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law is hosting “Emerging Immigration and Citizenship Law Scholars Workshop” on July 16 and 17, 2009.  The workshop is open to emerging law professors who have been teaching, researching and writing about immigration law, nationality law and related subjects on a full-time basis for eight years or less.

The workshop will consist of the following sessions:  a plenary introductory session where participants introduce themselves and their scholarly agendas; small group works-in-progress sessions; small group "incubator" sessions for paper or book ideas still in an early stage; break-out teaching sessions and a final plenary wrap-up session.

The size of each session will depend on the total workshop size and the number of works-in-progress submitted. Each paper will have a commentator, who will assume that all attendees will have read the paper in advance and will proceed immediately to discussion. 

The teaching sessions will be conducted as break-out sessions dedicated to different topics, including a session for very new teachers, a session on teaching practical skills in immigration law classes and a session on innovative teaching methods. 

In addition to Hofsta Law administrators, planning committee members include Jennifer Chacón of UC Davis School of Law (UC Irvine School of Law beginning fall 2009), Rose Cuison Villazor of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Hofstra Law beginning fall 2009), Karla McKanders of University of Tennessee College of Law and Rick Su of University of Buffalo Law School.

To register for the workshop, click here or contact both Karla McKanders at kmckande@utk.edu and Rick Su at ricksu@buffalo.edu no later than June 15, 2009.  Participation is limited to the first twenty registrants

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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