National immigration law expert to highlight lecture and symposium at the TU College of Law
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Published on 2/20/08
Nationally renowned immigration law expert Hiroshi Motomura will be the guest of honor for two days of events, March 6 and 7, at The University of Tulsa College of Law.
Motomura, who serves as Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, will deliver the 12th Annual John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 at TU’s Sharp Chapel.
The following day, he will participate in the Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law Symposium, which will include discussion and debate on the topic of immigration and analysis of Motomura’s scholarship. The symposium will be held on TU’s campus at John Rogers Hall, 3120 E. Fourth Place, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Motomura is the author of “Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States,” which won the 2006 Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award from the Association of American Publishers. He has testified as an immigration expert before the U.S. Congress, served as counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court and is one of the co-founders and co-directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network.
Motomura’s March 6 lecture will be “The Rule of Law and Immigration Law.” A book signing will immediately follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. The lecture honors the legacy of John W. Hager, who set a standard for excellence while serving as a TU law professor for nearly 40 years.
The March 7 symposium is titled “What about Federalism?: States’ Rights and the New State Immigration Laws.” The day’s activities include discussion panels on practicing immigration law, current policy trends and the federalism of immigration law and a debate of four positions on immigration. The event is open to the public but seating is limited. For more information and a schedule for the symposium visit: www.law.utulsa.edu/symposium.
Other panelists attending the symposium include Michael Scaperanda, associate dean for scholarship and Gene and Elaine Edwards Family Chair in Law at the University of Oklahoma; Huyen Pham, associate professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University; Rick Su, associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo Law School; Anne Chandler, supervising attorney for the Juvenile Immigration Outreach Project at the University of Houston Law Center; as well as, Elizabeth McCormick, clinical director for the Immigration Rights Project at the TU College of Law; and Linda Allegro, associate professor of political science at The University of Tulsa.
Continuing Legal Education credits are available at no charge to those who attend the Symposium. Contact Kimberly Hanlon for more information on symposium CLE opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE TULSA JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
The Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It is a semiannual publication, edited and staffed by students at the University of Tulsa College of Law. The Journal publishes articles on international, comparative, and foreign law, as well as the role of international law in U.S. courts and the international ramifications of U.S. domestic law. These articles are written by prominent scholars and practitioners in the field and have been recognized as important contributions to the development of international law. The Journal also publishes a limited amount of student-written work from its members.