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The Department of Homeland Security announced it would suspend the controversial NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) program implemented in the wake of September 11, 2001, a move which had been advocated for by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights.
As part of its mission to promote a modernized immigration system through representation of immigrant advocacy organizations, students from Penn State Law's Center for Immigrants' Rights collaborated with the American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center to co-author a new study, Up Against the Clock: Fixing the Broken Employment Authorization Asylum Clock.
Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants' Rights will host a fall colloquium marking the 30th anniversary of the Refugee Act on November 12.
Today, Duane Morris LLP, Maggio & Kattar, and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights released a toolkit for practitioners on two significant but lesser known immigration remedies, private bills and deferred action.
Refugees are among the world’s most vulnerable people, and last year the United States resettled more refugees than any other country—80,000. But the road to gaining asylum in the United States is anything but predictable. Major players from the human rights, immigration, and advocacy community gathered at Penn State Law to ask two fundamental questions about the now 30-year-old Refugee Act: how did we get here, and where do we go from here?
Immigrants’ rights advocate and law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will serve a second year on the ABA Commission on Immigration, an association that works to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Professor Wadhia is a key voice in the debate about post-9/11 immigration policy and directs the Center for Immigrants’ Rights.
Dermot Groome, visiting professor of law at Penn State Law, will lead the prosecution in the trial of Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.
“This is not just a ‘man’s world,’ says Stacey M. Brewer ’05, founder and CEO of Hampton Blu Entertainment, LLC.
“There are no shortcuts or tricks to passing the bar. However, there are ways to become more efficient, effective, and strategic,” said Keith Elkin, assistant dean of student services at Penn State Law, who authored the new book MBE: Beginning Your Campaign to Pass the Bar Exam (Aspen 2011). He wrote the book to share the same method that has helped his students succeed at Penn State Law, where he teaches a class on bar preparation.

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