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Law Over Lunch

Join the Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service during its annual Law Over Lunch series. Lunch will be provided, but advance registration is required (space is limited).

October 9, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m.
UR Downtown, 626 East Broad Street, Suite 100

Lines of Immigration: When Law and Policy Intersect

On the base of the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus's The New Colossus has served as the unofficial welcome to new immigrants to the United States: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In recent years, however, there have been new memoranda, practices, and policies that have made immigration more akin to law enforcement than citizenship integration. Further, changes to asylum law and immigration court practices have altered the separation of power, enabling individual administrations to set precedent for agencies, affecting thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of immigrants and their families in removal proceedings.

This CLE program will provide the legal community the opportunity to learn more about the current landscape from two of our region's most experienced immigration attorneys, who will discuss where our immigration law has been, where it currently stands, and what is at stake for the future.

Jacob Tingen, Esq. | Tingen & Williams, PLLC
Irina Manelis, Esq. | Manelis Law, PLLC

1 CLE credit approved.

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November 13, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m.
UR Downtown, 626 East Broad Street, Suite 100

Connecting the Dots: Voting Rights, Election Law, and District Mapping

Partisan gerrymandering, the legislative practice of drawing voting districts to favor one’s party, is currently a white-hot issue in Virginia. Some argue that gerrymandering allows legislators to pick their voters rather than leaving voters to pick their legislators. Others argue that a party should only control roughly the same proportion of legislative seats as votes it won in the prior election. Still others seek a process that removes partisan involvement entirely, either through court-appointed administrators or nonpartisan commissions. With Census 2020 on the horizon and ongoing legal battles, how Virginia draws its districts, and how it defends the practice, has faced a new level of scrutiny... and urgency.

Please join the Carrico Center as we welcome noted election law expert and scholar, Prof. Henry L. Chambers, as he shares the history, the present, and what's at stake in the future for Virginia elections.

Henry L. Chambers, Esq. | Professor of Law at University of Richmond School of Law

CLE credit pending.

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Contact Us

Tara Louise Casey, Director
Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service
University of Richmond School of Law
Phone: (804) 287-1207
Fax: (804) 289-8992