Asylum Denied Coauthors to Discuss Personal Story of Immigration at TU College of Law

Monday, October 05, 2009

Georgetown University law professor Philip G. Schrag and political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney will deliver a lecture entitled “Asylum Denied: A Refugee’s Struggle for Safety in America” at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, at the TU College of Law.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Price & Turpen Courtroom of John Rogers Hall, 3120 E. 4th Pl. After the lecture, Schrag and Kenney will sign copies of the book they coauthored, which carries the same title as the lecture.

After leading a protest against the government in his native Kenya, Kenney was arrested and came within minutes of being executed. “Asylum Denied” is the story of how Kenney escaped oppression and torture to seek refuge in the United States. With the help of Schrag, his attorney, Kenney was eventually able to overcome the many obstacles he faced during the immigration process.

This lecture serves to enrich the program offered by the TU College of Law’s Immigrant Rights Project, a clinical education program of the law school’s Boesche Legal Clinic. The Immigrant Rights Project provides immigrant legal services through the work of law students and clinic faculty. During the last three years, students from the Immigrant Rights Project have helped half a dozen clients fleeing political or religious persecution in their home countries to gain asylum in the United States. To find out more about the Boesche Legal Clinic and its programs, visit:

Jimmy Hart