Page 22 - v38no2
P. 22

  UHLC’S VAIL WORKSHOP ADDRESSES EVER-CHANGING PRACTICE OF ASYLUM LAW
2020 Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop, Jan. 24, 2020
Immigration advocates learned about immigration appellate
issues, preserving the record, and how to set the stage for removal proceedings through five panel discussions, a keynote address and a presentation on community lawyering, at the Joseph A. Vail Asylum Law Workshop in January at the University of Houston Law Center.
The event, organized by the Immigration Clinic, part of the Law Center’s Clinical Legal Education Program, was co-sponsored by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.
“Since this was the 20th anniversary of our clinic, and my 10th year as immigration clinic director, we wanted the Asylum Workshop to be special this year,” said Geoffrey Hoffman, Clinical Professor and Director of the Immigration Clinic. “We were honored to hear from past Board of Immigration Appeals member Lory Rosenberg about due process concerns in our immigration courts.
“We also were fortunate to have a former immigration judge, as well as an array of excellent panelists, who shed light on all the important changes in immigration adjudication.”
Rosenberg, who spoke in an individual capacity, delivered the keynote address. Rosenberg pointed to rights under the Immigration and Nationality Act and in immigration court that are whittling away under current immigration policies. Some of these rights include the right to notice of hearing, right to be heard, right to counsel at no expense to government, right to hearing open to the public, right to
a neutral adjudicator, right to a reasoned decision and the right to a written decision.
UHLC DEAN BAYNES NAMED TO LAWYERS OF COLOR POWER LIST
     Dean Leonard M. Baynes
University of Houston Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes was selected to the fifth “Power List” of the Lawyers of Color Foundation in January, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession.
The Power List recognizes the most influential minority attorneys in the nation, including general counsel, managing partners, legal media representatives, non-profit leaders and law school deans.
“I am humbled and honored to be chosen as part of the Power List by the Lawyers of Color Foundation,” Baynes said. “It is wonderful to be recognized by my peers.”
Baynes was honored at a reception in February at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  22
Briefcase 2020


















































































   20   21   22   23   24