Immigration Law Teachers Workshop 2012

Immigration Law Teachers Workshop 2012

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.

Works in Progress

Please return the questionnaire to Maryellen Fullerton, at or 718-780-0376 (fax) by March 1. Drafts of papers will be due by April 1, and the papers will be distributed to workshop participants around May 10.

For more information, contact:

Nora V. Demleitner
Dean and Professor of Law
Phone: 516-463-5856
Fax: 516-463-6091

For conference logistics, contact:

Judith Black
Director of Special Events
Phone: 516-463-6889
Fax: 516-463-5047

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