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Professor Wadhia’s ‘Beyond Deportation’ named Eric Hoffer Award honorable mention

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia’s recent book, “Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases,” was named a 2017 Honorable Mention by the Eric Hoffer Awards in the Legacy Nonfiction category, which includes books more than two years past their copyright date.

The Eric Hoffer Book Awards honor exceptional independent books in memory of Eric Hoffer, an American philosopher and author. Awards are granted by grand prize, press awards, and category prizes, and books are submitted for consideration through a nomination process open to academic, small, and independent presses, as well as self-published books.

Originally published in 2015 and released in paperback this year, Wadhia’s book describes the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in U.S. immigration law, and is part of the’ Citizenship and Migration in the Americas’ series published by New York University Press.

An expert in immigration law, Wadhia is one of the nation’s leading scholars on the subject of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. In addition to her role as professor, she is the founder and director of Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, where she advises students as they provide community outreach and legal support in immigration cases.

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