On October 30th, William & Mary Law School will host "Humanity Displaced: Domestic Action in the Face of a Global Refugee Crisis." Featuring nine experts, the symposium will provide background information on the current global refugee crisis and the response of legal practitioners here in the United States. The conference is presented by the Law School's Comparative Legal Student Scholars, the International Law Society, and Immigration Law & Service Society.
The symposium is in Room 119 and will last from 10 AM to 3 PM, with a hour-long lunch break starting at noon. While the conference is free and open to the public, pre-registration is requested for lunch participants. Please visit the symposium's Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/758754814269671/) or email Abby Riley at [[e|aeriley]].
The morning speakers are Shannon Mouillesseaux (Researcher, United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees), Alim Setyoff (President, Uyghur American Association), Stacie Blake (United States Committee on Refugees), and Peter Schuck (Expert, European Union Refugees).
The afternoon roundtable discussion features Nash Fayad (Founder, Fayad Law, P.C.), Laura Jacobson (Managing Partner, L&L Immigration Law, PLLC), Alison Rabe (Asylum Officer, Department of Homeland Security), David Baluarte (Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law), and Sharon Powell (Founder, Powell Law, PLLC).
Comparative Legal Student Scholars (CLSS) is the student division of William & Mary Law School's Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (CLS/PCP).
The International Law Society (ILS) promotes the professional and academic pursuits of William & Mary law students interested in all aspects of international law, from transnational insolvency to human rights.
The Immigration Law and Service Society (ILSS) aims to serve the immigration needs of the general community here in Williamsburg and educate the Law School community on a variety of immigration law matters and perspectives.
Thomas Jefferson founded William & Mary Law School in 1779 to train leaders for the new nation. Now in its third century, America's oldest law school continues its historic mission of educating citizen lawyers who are prepared both to lead and to serve.