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Immigration Law professor to participate in Equal Justice Works panel


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and clinical professor of law Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will present as a panelist at the Equal Justice Works annual Leadership Development Training, at 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 26 at the Marriott Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The panel session, titled “Where Do We Go Next? The Immigration Landscape After U.S. v. Texas,” will focus on the historical context of the headlining case’s litigation; alternative avenues for obtaining lawful status for immigration clients in the absence of comprehensive reform; steps for local government to take to enhance access to immigration legal services and community education; and an update on the litigation itself.

Wadhia will present alongside fellow panelists Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law, Maribel Hernández Rivera of the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Melissa Crow of the American Immigration Council.

An open discussion with Equal Justice Works’ nearly 60 fellows in the field of immigration will follow the panel.

Equal Justice Works’ mission is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. This is achieved through a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the profession.

At Penn State Law, Wadhia teaches doctrinal courses in immigration and asylum and refugee law. She is also the founder and director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, where students write policy papers on behalf of organizational clients, engage in community outreach and education, and provide legal support for individuals seeking immigration benefits or relief from removal.

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