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Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, clinical professor and director of the Center for Immigrants' Rights, has been named by the American Bar Association (ABA) to its Commission on Immigration. The 13-member commission was established in August 2002 and directs the ABA’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States.
The Apfelbaum Family Courtroom was crowded with cameras, equipment, and people from cultures around the world. Speakers of French and English mingled in the Lewis Katz Building, while five Penn State jurors awaited opening statements for the pilot episode of "World on Trial."
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.
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.
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.
One in five refugees seeking protection in the United States is denied asylum because they do not apply within one year of their arrival and miss the 12-month deadline imposed by Congress, according to a study of the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) asylum decisions, which Penn State Law students scrutinized as part of their work at 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.