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Advancing Immigrants' Rights Through Litigation and Advocacy: Civil Rights Attorney Jenny Chang Newell, JD '03

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October 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 190

    Jennifer Chang Newell, JD '03 is our 2013 Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award recipient.  She will be honored at our Fall dinner on Oct. 29, but she is also going to speak to students at this lunch talk.

    She will discuss the DREAM movement, litigation and non-litigation strategies, and other current events related to advancing immigrants' rights.

    Newell is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, where she has practiced since 2004, initially as a Skadden Fellow. Her work includes challenging state and local anti-immigrant ordinances, protecting the constitutional rights of immigrants to judicial review and due process, and combating discrimination and retaliation against immigrants.

    Prior to joining the ACLU, Newell was a law clerk to Judge Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. A graduate of Stanford Law School, Newell was a member of the Order of the Coif and an article editor of the Stanford Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Yale College. Newell has published articles on immigrant workers' rights and housing discrimination in the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, California Labor & Employment Law Review, and Stanford Law Review.

    Lunch will be served so please RSVP.

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