The St. Thomas More Catholic Law Society invites the law school community to join it for ten minutes of prayer and reflection every Wednesday, at 12:20 p.m., in Room 202. All faiths are welcomed.
Professor Lauren Gilbert
's article, Immigrant Workers Face Social Insecurity
, was published by the Miami Herald on September 10, 2013. The article focuses on a little known amendment to the Senate immigration bill that passed the Senate this past summer and that would have devastating economic consequences for immigrant workers who otherwise are eligible for relief under the legalization provisions in the bill. The article grew out of Professor Gilbert's collaboration this summer with the New York City Bar's Immigration Subcommittee, which is preparing a Position Paper on this topic, and with Don Kerwin of the New York City-based Center for Migration Studies.
Professor Fred Light
and Keith Rizzardi
will be participating in the LEC-PERC Joint Program on Economics, Law, and the Environment on October 2-6, 2013, at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Building on LEC’s tradition of bringing rigorous economic analysis to the law and on PERC’s tradition of doing the same for environmental policy, this joint program combines the best of both centers by integrating economics, law, and the environment. The mission of the Joint Program is to provide professors of environmental law and related fields with a view of environmental policy through the lenses of property rights and political economy.
On October 18, Professor Anthony Musto
will be a panelist at a seminar entitled "Ethical and Professionalism Considerations in Appellate Proceedings," which will be held at the Third District Court of Appeal. Keith Rizzardi also will be on the panel.
Professor Marcia Narine
spoke at West Virginia university at a two-day conference supported by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. The State Department, Department of Labor, academics, nongovernmental organizations, and large and small businesses participated. The conference was entitled “Business and Human Rights, Moving Forward and Looking Back.” Her paper was called “Living in a Material World - From Naming and Shaming to Knowing and Showing: Will New Disclosure Regimes Finally Drive Corporate Accountability for Human Rights?”
Professor Michael Vastine
recently published the following two articles: The Status of Stand-alone INA §212(h) Waivers in 2013: Can Matter of Rivas Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny?
, LexisNexis, 2013 Emerging Issues 7039, July 2013; and The Impact of Chaidez v. United States: The Past, Present, and Future Legacy of Padilla v. Kentucky
, LexisNexis, 2013 Emerging Issues 6976, April 2013.
He also had several speaking engagements over the summer, including the following. Maximizing Opportunities: Charting a Career in Immigration Practice
, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference in San Francisco; Analyzing Specific Crimes: The Nuances of Drug Offenses and Deportability, and Litigating the Criminal Alien Case: Making the Seemingly Impossible, Possible
, Catholic Legal Services Summer CLE Series in Miami; Pro Bono Services in Immigration: Solving the Problem & Developing an Action Plan
, Miami Pro Bono
Summit; Advanced Issues in Federal Immigration Litigation
, AILA South Florida Membership Meeting, Miami, Florida; Beyond Live Client Litigation: The Integration of Community Advocacy and Organizational Collaboration in In-House Immigration Clinics
(concurrent session), AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He was also honored to receive the 2013 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the American Immigration Lawyers Association at its Annual Conference in San Francisco
On September 18, 2013, Professor Siegfried Wiessner
gave a presentation on “Democratizing International Arbitration: Mass Claims in Abaclat v. Argentina
” at the City University of Hong Kong’s and Yale Law School’s 5th Conference on the New Haven School and Dispute Settlement in Hong Kong, China.