The University of Richmond School of Law’s Public Interest Law Review will host “Immigration Law: Exploring Today’s Legal Landscape,” a symposium on immigration.

The discussion will consider the U.S. immigration system and current reforms. The symposium will also look at the human perspective of immigration.

UR journalism professor Shahan Mufti is the keynote speaker. He is the author of the One Book, One Richmond reading, “The Faithful Scribe.” The event is a part of the university’s programming for the book.

“This is another great opportunity for me to share my book and my experiences with a new audience in Richmond,” said Mufti. “My book is about the development of an Islamic democracy in Pakistan and about the historical relationship that the United States has had with the country, so it makes a lot of sense to talk about the book with an audience interested in issues of immigration.”

Additional lecturers include:

  • Jason Cade, associate professor of law, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Madeline Diaz, immigration staff attorney, Ayuda
  • Lakshmi Challa, managing attorney, Challa Law Group
  • Margaret Hennessey, senior attorney, Legal Aid Justice Center

The panel discussion features:

  • Cori Alonso-Yoder, professor of law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Tanishka Cruz, attorney, Immigrant Advocacy Program, Legal Aid Justice Center
  • Naureen Hyder, attorney, Hyder Immigration Law
  • Ashley Shapiro, legal services manager, Virginia Indigent Defense Commission 
  • William Benos (moderator) adjunct professor, University of Richmond School of Law; attorney at Williams Mullen

The symposium will take place on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University of Richmond School of Law’s Moot Courtroom.

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