4th Biennial Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference

New Realities
May 18-19, 2017
Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX

Texas A&M School of Law is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Fourth Biennial Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference. The focus of the conference is to create a supportive space for junior immigration scholars to share drafts of their research and writing projects, with comments by leading immigration scholars. The workshops are designed for intensive discussion and constructive criticism of works in progress. While the conference is also open to participants who may not have a paper, all participants are expected to come to a session prepared to comment on the papers presented.

In addition to the works-in-progress sessions, the conference will also include panel discussions on teaching immigration law (doctrinal and clinical), scholarship and recent development in immigration law and policy. This year’s conference will explore the theme: New Realities. In support of this theme, we will have time on the second day to examine how we can respond as scholars, advocates, teachers and individuals to concrete challenges facing us, on several specific topics. “Emerging” scholars are those with 8 or fewer years of teaching experience. In a year when many of us need solidarity, however, we will not be strict with that definition.

For more information, please contact Fatma Marouf, fatma.marouf@law.tamu.edu.

Conference Planning Committee:

Lauren Aronson, Louisiana State University Law Center
Bram Elias, University of Iowa College of Law
Liz Keyes, University of Baltimore School of Law
Annie Lai, University of California—Irvine School of Law
Anita Maddali, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Fatma Marouf, Texas A&M University School of Law
Angela Morrison, Texas A&M University School of Law
Carolina Núñez, Brigham Young University Law
Sunita Patel, American University Washington College of Law
Anita Sinha, American University Washington College of Law