Litigating the Muslim Ban: Law, Lawyering and Social Movements in Extremis

Monday, April 24, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM
215B-Boalt (Dean's Seminar Room)
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Ariana Ceja
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Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

The International Human Rights Law Clinic and the Henderson Center invite you to a talk by Muneer Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law at Yale School.

Professor Ahmad will discuss the experience of students and colleagues in the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School who were co-counsel in Darweesh v. Trump, the first case to challenge the original Muslim ban executive order, resulting in the first nationwide injunction against the ban. Space is limited. Click here to rsvp.

 

Professor Ahmad's bio

Muneer Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he co-teaches in the Transnational Development Clinic and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC). In WIRAC, he and his students represent individuals, groups and organizations in both litigation and non-litigation matters related to immigration, immigrants’ rights, and labor, and intersections among them. He has represented immigrants in a range of labor, immigration, and trafficking cases, and for three years represented a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay; he has written on these and related topics. In the Transnational Development Clinic, Professor Ahmad and his students work on projects designed to identify productive sites for intervention for U.S.-based lawyers in global poverty work. His scholarship examines the intersections of immigration, race, and citizenship in both legal theory and legal practice.

 

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