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Wayne Law to host panel on immigration and asylum law Sept. 20

August 30, 2011

DETROIT (Aug. 30, 2011) – Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies will host a panel titled “Is the Door Opening or Closing? Recent Developments in Immigration and Asylum Law” on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The panel, which is part of the program’s International Law Week, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

The panel will highlight important new developments in family immigration law, business immigration law and in asylum law.  

The panelists are leading experts in the field:

  • Hon. David H. Paruch, Immigration Judge, Detroit (personal capacity only)
  • David Thronson, Michigan State University College of Law professor and co-founder of its Immigration Law Clinic
  • Debra Auerbach Clephane of Vercruysse Murray and Calzone and chair of the International Employment Law and Immigration Committee of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Eli Maroko of Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss and chair of the Michigan Chapter of the American Immigrations Lawyers Association

Wayne Law Professor Rachel Settlage, director of the Law School’s Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, will serve as moderator of the event.

"Few issues engender more impassioned debate than immigration, yet immigration law and policy in the United States is constantly shifting and evolving,” Settlage said. “We are extremely fortunate to have this esteemed panel of experts with us to discuss the true impact that immigration laws have on our cities, our communities and our families, so that we all may have a deeper understanding of this important but controversial issue."

Click here to RSVP for this panel, one of four events that will take place during the program’s International Law Week Sept. 19-23. Information on additional events can be found at Contact Holly Hughes, program coordinator, at or 313-577-3620 with questions.

International Week continues with these events:

Wednesday, Sept. 21
From Amsterdam to Mumbai: An Evening with the Wayne Law Program for International Legal Studies
5:30 p.m. • Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium • Wayne Law
This open house will provide an in-depth look at Wayne Law’s exciting new Program for International Legal Studies. Attendees will hear about cutting-edge faculty initiatives and resources for international law practitioners, and from students placed in jobs around the world.
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Thursday, Sept. 22
The General Assembly Resolution on Palestinian Statehood: What Does International Law Have to Say?
4 p.m. • Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium • Wayne Law
In late September the Palestinian Authority will seek a resolution from the U.N. General Assembly recognizing it as a sovereign state. What will be the impact of this resolution under international law? Two leading experts will discuss whether the resolution can achieve its objectives, as well as its possible consequences.
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