Date: May 31-June 2, 2012 Location: Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Biennially, doctrinal immigration law teachers and immigration clinicians find themselves at the Immigration Law Workshop, which has now been in existence for about two decades. The workshop brings together leading academics and junior scholars and teachers for discussions about scholarship, teaching and service. It attracts those interested in immigration issues, from a legal and interdisciplinary perspective, from around the country and Canada.
The workshop, which features a welcoming and supportive community of faculty, allows scholars to get immediate feedback on works-in-progress as well as new ideas that are still in the incubator stage. The workshop also provides room for discussions about how to teach the basic doctrinal course and upper-level electives more effectively to today’s students. In addition, this year’s workshop features a plenary panel on “Immigration and Immigrants in the Suburbs,” a topic particularly fitting on Long Island, where we find the oldest planned suburbs in the country paired with established and new immigrant groups.
While informal discussions are as much a part of the lure of this workshop as formal panels, this year we are especially delighted to have two dinner keynote speakers: Jason Deparle of The New York Times will discuss his latest book project, which centers on immigration and development, and Stephen Legomsky, the chief counsel for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will speak on Friday evening.
Join us for an exciting two days of formal and informal discussions about one of the most exciting and challenging issues in today’s world.