ACLU immigration attorney to deliver Rosen lecture at Wayne Law

DETROIT — Lee Gelernt, the attorney at the center of the American Civil Liberties Union litigation opposing the travel ban, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Paul A. Rosen Constitutional Law Speaker Series, Thursday, Oct. 4 at Wayne State University Law School.

Gelernt, who is deputy director of the of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, will discuss his work related to travel ban litigation and other high-profile cases.

The event will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the Law School, 471 W. Palmer St. Lunch will be provided. Parking is $8 (credit or debit card only) in Parking Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Monday, Oct. 1 at

Gelernt has been an attorney with the ACLU since 1992 and works on immigration and national security issues. He also is director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project’s program on Access to the Courts. In addition to his work at the ACLU, he is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and a visiting lecturer in clinical law at Yale Law School.

Bernard Mindell, Wayne Law class of 1964; Barry Waldman, Wayne Law class of 1969; and Bob Garvey, a trial attorney in St. Clair Shores, established the Paul A. Rosen Constitutional Law Speaker Series Endowment in 2017 to commemorate their friend Paul A. Rosen’s passion for constitutional law. Rosen graduated from Wayne Law in 1964.

For more information about this event, contact Carolyn Noble at 313-577-9238 or

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