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DLS - 6/11/19 Daypass - The Constitution at the Border: When Immigration Policy and Constitutional Norms Clash
Margo Schlanger This presentation will examine some current controversies relating to immigration, border enforcement, and the Constitution. Margo Schlanger is the Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, where she has taught since 2009. She teaches constitutional law, torts, and classes relating to civil rights and to prisons. She also founded and runs the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse. Professor Schlanger earned her J.D. from Yale in 1993. She then served as law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1993 to 1995. From 1995 to 1998, she was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where she worked to remedy civil rights abuses by prison and police departments and earned two Division Special Achievement awards. Professor Schlanger is a leading authority on civil rights issues and civil and criminal detention. In addition to her research and writing, Professor Schlanger does substantial work in civil rights litigation and prison and immigration reform. She has been appointed class counsel in Hamama v. Adducci, a national class action to ensure due process for Iraqi nationals whom the Trump Administration seeks to deport. She is the court-appointed monitor for a statewide settlement dealing with deaf prisoners in Kentucky. She took a two-year leave from the University in 2010 and 2011, serving as the presidentially appointed Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As the head of civil rights and civil liberties for DHS, she was the Secretary’s lead advisor on civil rights and civil liberties issues. She also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers, which recommended abolishing family detention.
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 06/11/2019
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN