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2019 Journal of International Law Symposium: Immigration Under Trump: U.S. and International Policy Shifts

March 8, 2019 @ 8:50 am - 1:00 pm

Santa Clara Journal of International Law 2019 Symposium

After making immigration the centerpiece of his campaign, President Donald Trump has implemented sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system. These high-profile policy shifts have been coupled with more subtle adjustments across federal agencies that serve an immigration role. Many of these measures have affected immigrants, their families, employers, and the communities in which they reside.

To reflect the consequential and far-reaching shifts, both domestically and internationally, Santa Clara University Journal of International Law is hosting our Spring 2019 Symposium on Immigration Under Trump.

This event is open to law students, attorneys, and professionals.

Light Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This event will qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE): 3 hours


Please direct inquiries to Mallori McGivney, Senior Business Editor, at mmcgivney@scu.edu.

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8:30 am Registration, Light Breakfast and Coffee
8:50 – 9:00am Welcome & Introduction: Immigration Under Trump, U.S. and International Policy Shifts

  • Heather Fuchs, JD Candidate, 2019, SCU Law International Human Rights Clinic
9:00 – 10:00am

Panel A: Changing the Immigration Narrative through Policy Changes

  • Kate Jastram, JD, Senior Staff Attorney and Gender Asylum Campaign Director, UC Hastings College of Law Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
  • Lynette Parker, JD, Associate Clinical Professor, Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center
  • Emily Abraham, JD, Legal Director, Social Justice Collaborative
10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 11:15am

Panel B: Changing the Immigration Profession through Procedural Changes

  • Lucy Fong Lee, JD, Owner of Fallon, Bixby, Cheng & Lee, Inc.
  • Kalpana V. Peddibhotla, JD, Partner at Mathews & Peddibhotla Law Group, PC
  • Evangeline Abriel, JD, Professor and Director, SCU Law Immigration Appellate Practice Clinic
11:15am – 12:15pm

Panel C: View from the Outside, International Human Rights Implications

  • Lisa Reinsberg, JD, Executive Director, International Justice Resource Center
  • Francisco Rivera Juaristi, JD, Associate Clinical Professor and Director, International Human Rights Clinic
  • Clara Long, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch U.S. Program
12:15– 1:00pm


12:30 Keynote Speaker

  • Lizbeth Mateo Jimenez, Esq., Law Offices of Lizbeth Mateo

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Santa Clara Law’s Journal of International Law

The Santa Clara Journal of International Law is dedicated to exploring current issues in public and private international law. The Journal is a collaborative student and faculty undertaking. Each volume focuses on a timely theme in international law. As both public and private international law increase in relevance, JIL’s membership and activities have been consistently rising to accommodate an inquisitive student body and interest from attorneys.


March 8, 2019
8:50 am - 1:00 pm
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    2019 Journal of International Law Symposium: Immigration Under Trump: U.S. and International Policy Shifts

  • March 8, 2019
  • 8:50 am - 1:00 pm
  • Charney Hall 103