February 23, 2018

Lewis & Clark Law School to Host Spring Immigration Law Review Symposium

Lewis & Clark Law School will host an immigration law review symposium on March 9 – “The Immigration Nexus: Law, Politics, and Constitutional Identity.”

Lewis & Clark Law School will host an immigration law review symposium on March 9 – “The Immigration Nexus: Law, Politics, and Constitutional Identity.” The symposium will feature immigration and human rights scholars’ perspectives on the current administration’s policies, including two panelists’ opposing arguments on nationwide injunctions.

Three hours of CLE credit are available for this event, and attendees will hear topics ranging from the Trump Administration’s travel ban to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Alumnus and adjunct Lewis & Clark law faculty member Stephen Manning will also be participating in the symposium. Manning was named a 2017 Legal Innovator of the Year for North America by Financial Times in December of last year.

Panel One, moderated by Associate Dean John Parry, will begin with University of North Dakota School of Law Associate Professor Kit Johnson. Her talk – “Opportunity & Anxieties: A Study of International Students in the Trump Era” – will discuss the link between President Trump and declining international student enrollment in the U.S.

Rutgers Law School professor Earl Maltz will next present his law review article, titled “The Constitutional and the Trump Travel Ban.” Maltz examines the claim by travel ban opponents that Trump’s efforts to limit the ability of Middle Eastern citizens’ entry into the U.S. is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment.

Howard Wasserman, law professor at Florida International University College of Law, considers the detrimental effects of nationwide injunctions in his law review piece “Universal Not Nationwide and Not Appropriate: On the Scope of Injunctions.”

Finishing up Panel One is American University Washington College of Law professor Amanda Frost, who will present opposing arguments to Wasserman’s article. Her piece defends nationwide injunctions, which she argues are sometimes the only means to provide plaintiffs with complete relief or to prevent injury to people similarly situated to the plaintiffs.   

Lewis & Clark Law professor Juliet Stumpf will moderate Panel Two, which starts off with an article by Willamette College of Law adjunct professor Susan Dussault. “Who Needs DACA or the Dream Act?” focuses on the legal and socio-economic factors that have contributed to the existence of more than two million young people without legal status in the U.S, and what steps the government can take to implement a solution.

“The Immigration-Welfare Nexus in a New Era?” by senior law lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School Andrew Hammond addresses the intersection of immigrant law and the law of public benefits. Hammond’s article analyzes the public charge doctrine and threats to it by the Trump Administration.

Finally, Boston College Law School assistant professor Kari Hong identifies new policies and practices regarding asylum seekers under the Trump Administration in “The 20-Year Attack on Asylum Seekers.” She will also discuss criticism to current asylum policies and address potential new reforms and awareness. 


The Spring 2018 Law Review Symposium will be from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on March 9, 2018. It will be held in Erskine B. Wood Hall.


Registration information can be found here. The event cost is $60. Questions about the event can be directed to Ronna Craig at ronnac@lclark.edu. Three hours of CLE credit are available for this event.