What is the Border Myths Symposium?
This spring the California Western School of Law’s Law Review and International Law Journal are hosting a joint Symposium on Border Myths: Exploring the Myths and Realities of U.S. Immigration Policies:
When it comes to immigration policies at the United States borders, many myths permeate the national discourse: myths about who is coming to the United States and how they cross; what makes migration legal or illegal; the impact of migrants on the United States and the communities they join; the rights and responsibilities of migrants and the states receiving them; and the legal responsibilities of the United States to migrants and the larger international community.
The symposium will identify the myths, critically look at the historical context and long-term effects, and propose novel approaches to understanding and addressing these issues at the federal, state, and local levels.
The Symposium will give the authors the opportunity to discuss their research and give the attendees the opportunity to join the discussion and earn MCLE credit.
When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9am-4pm
Where: California Western School of Law - 350 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Online Registration Cost:
Attorney Attendee + CLE (4.5 hours) + lunch $85
Attendee (no CLE) + lunch $15
Current CWSL Student/Faculty $0
Symposium Schedule: (tentative - more details to come)
9:00am Conference Welcome
9:10am Keynote Address
9:30am Panel #1
11:15am Panel #2
12:45pm Catered Lunch
2:00pm Panel #3
3:45pm Closing Remarks
The Symposium Committee is seeking Symposium Sponsors. Click the link below for more information.
Border Myths Symposium Speakers:
Participating California Western School of Law Faculty
The following authors are also contributing to Border Myths Symposium issues of Law Review and International Law Journal:
Timothy M. Belsan and Aaron R. Petty, Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice
Forthcoming article: Revocation of Citizenship: Myths and Misunderstandings
Cindy Woods, Staff Attorney, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Dilley Pro Bono Project
Forthcoming article: Border Myths: How U.S. Immigration Officials Are Controlling the Border Narrative Through Abuse of Power