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Virtual: UNC School of Law’s 26th Annual Conference, ‘Immigration: A Global Humanitarian Crisis’

March 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM - March 20, 2021 at 2:30 PM

The UNC School of Law’s 26th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRCGE), “Immigration: A Global Humanitarian Crisis” considers the effects of state and national law on the lives of immigrants, as well as conditions leading to migration. Topics that will be examined at the Conference include: the effects of immigration laws on LGBTQ asylum seekers and domestic abuse survivors, the effects of climate change on global migration, and the expansion of executive power as it pertains to immigration. Alina Das, professor of Clinical Law and Supervising Attorney at New York University (NYU) School of Law is this year’s keynote speaker. Professor Das is co-director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, a leading institution in local and national struggles for immigrant rights.

The Conference was founded in 1996 by a group of students at the UNC School of Law. It was designed as an academic forum where recent political and legal developments could be examined through critical legal and social justice perspectives. This Conference is an annual event, held in early Spring, drawing scholars and activists from across the state and nation to address a topic chosen by the organization. A coalition of student groups at UNC Law work together to host the Conference.

The North Carolina Civil Rights Law Review and a coalition of student groups at UNC Law and have worked together to host the Conference. This year’s student groups are the National Lawyers Guild, the Immigration Law Association, the Environmental Law Project, the American Constitution Society, Law Students Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, and Lambda Legal.
Registration is required.

– Students: Free

– Non-CLE attorneys: $20

– CLE Applicant Attorneys: $40

Agenda Day 1 – March 19, 2021

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Keynote address by Alina Das

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Immigration and the Constitution: Immigrant Rights and the Expansion of Executive Power with Praveen Fernandes

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Immigration, Asylum Law, and Gender-Based Violence with Karen Musalo

Agenda Day 2 – March 20, 2021

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Climate Change Related Migration with Kayly Ober

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Changing Tides: How Current Immigration Laws Affect LGBTQ Asylum Seekers with Becca O’Neill

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Closing Remarks from Ricsy Sanchez


March 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM
March 20, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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UNC School of Law