A system based on due process should offer immigrants no less, argues the ABA’s Judy Perry Martinez.
Six minutes and 13 seconds are now seared into the memory of a student whose experience has been forever changed by pro bono work.
This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. And if you go Premium, you’ll receive Quimbee Legal Ethics Outline (a
Last month, Before the Bar wrote about ways law students can volunteer to help organizations immigrants at the southern border. This weekend, you may see another group of people on the corner taking action as Lawyer Moms of America sponsors the Kids Take a Stand event on Saturday, July 28.
The American Bar Association is urging action on the separation of children from their parents when arriving at the southern border. And if you're a law student, several organizations are asking for your help.
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter last week to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing the association’s strong opposition to recent actions by the Department of Justice and DHS that have resulted in a drastic increase in the separation of children from their parents when arriving at the southern border.
The rhetoric of the Trump administration has brought a lot of attention to the topic of immigration and refugees. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host John Weber talks to Carl Hernandez about the immigration clinic at Brigham Young University. Their clinic is managed mainly by students and meets a great
Law students successfully lobbied the ABA House of Delegates in August to adopt Resolution 108, urging Congress to amend federal law to add language that bar admission shouldn’t be denied based solely on immigration status. Support for the resolution was heavily one-sided in support of passage. In fact, the
Immigration is a hot topic both in and outside of the legal realm, but for Thomas Kim it’s more than just a popular subject. His own negative experience with an immigration lawyer motivated him to become a passionate immigration rights activist. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kareem Aref talks
In January, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order which would send American and the world into what has been described as an international crisis. Just seven days into the administration and eleven words later, Trump signed an order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the
We’ve all heard the lawyers jokes – heck, my Dad saw my entry into law school as his chance to try out every one in the book! But, lawyers' actions in the opening days of the Trump administration have been no laughing matter. Lawyers "descended” when President Trump’s executive order caused immigrants,
Imagine getting into, paying for, and succeeding in law school—and then not being permitted to practice. That’s the risk for students who aren’t U.S. citizens. Student Lawyer's March April May 2017 issue starts with their stories. Uncertain future awaits undocumented
Imagine getting into, paying for, and succeeding in law school—and then not being permitted to practice. That’s the risk for students who aren’t U.S. citizens. Invariably, law students work incredibly hard to get into law school and then to become attorneys. Many have faced serious hurdles along the way. Just think
In fall 2011, during my first semester of college, I proudly took the Greyhound bus home for Thanksgiving break. I was not only the first one in my family to go to college, but I was also one of Pacific Lutheran University’s five full-tuition merit scholars. As I nostalgically entered
ABA President Linda Klein released a statement this morning recent executive orders from President Donald J. Trump on immigration.
The ABA wrapped up its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday at the end of the general assembly. And in less than a week, a lot happened. Resolutions were adopted that affect law students, and bylaws were changed to address advances in the legal system. So here's a roundup
After an outburst of violence, horrific crimes and a gang war, the number of asylum claims filed by El Salvadorian nationals increased dramatically in the United States. Many of such cases involve claims related to violence or threats of violence by gang members, threats or attempts of forceful gang recruitment,
By Nicole Israel. For unaccompanied minors, facing a judge is sometimes the final act of a long, treacherous journey. “To think of an unaccompanied child who nine times out of ten does not dominate the English language standing before a judge in a removal proceeding [is] chilling,” said Wilda Rodriguez, a