NIU Law Hosts Several Upcoming Events
April 11, 2012
Former AALS President to Present Public Interest Lecture on Immigration Reform at NIU Law
Professor Michael Olivas will present the Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the NIU College of Law. "Lessons Learned about the Legalization Debate, or Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform is in the Public Interest" will address comprehensive immigration reform issues, a public interest topic often considered too sensitive and too political for genuine discussion. He will review the restrictionist narrative, and show why the United States mythology of immigration is deep-rooted and ingrained in longstanding policies and practices. He will also detail his conclusion that much of the nativist rhetoric is essentially anti-Mexican, and why it has deleterious consequences. Drawing from his 2012 NYU Press book on the Plyler decision, he will use changing attitudes towards undocumented children as a counter-narrative, one where greater acceptance of the children has caused both positive accomodationist policies and restrictionist reactions.
Professor Olivas is the William B. Bates Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and Director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance. He is also the immediate past-president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). This event is free and includes 1 CLE hour and reception after the program. Visit www.niu.edu/law to rsvp and for additional details.
NIU Law Review to host Symposium on the Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis
The Northern Illinois University Law Review will hold its 21st annual symposium, "The Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis" on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 9:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. The financial crisis that has swept the country over the last several years has resulted in an unprecedented number of mortgage foreclosures. This symposium will look at the causes, effects, and future impact of these foreclosures and related issues on our legal system and economy. 5 MCLE hours for a full day. Group discounts and half day options available. Visit www.niu.edu/law for details and online registration.
NIU Law to Host 5K Run/Walk
Dust off those running shoes, stretch those legs, and get ready to hit the road! Join us for our third annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. After the race, stay for a catered lunch by Inbodens followed by the race results. Visit www.niu.edu/law for additional details and online registration.
- Leslie Monahan, DCBA Executive Director
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