Michael Wishnie Named William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law at Yale

"Michael Wishnie ’93, a clinical professor of law at Yale Law School and director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO), has been named the William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Wishnie joined Yale Law School in 2006 and assumed...

Discretion and Proportionality in Immigration Law & Policy

Two experts help us understand why our immigration system is so off-kilter: "In a new report , Hiroshi Motomura, a law professor at UCLA , argues that prosecutorial discretion, as discussed in recent DHS policy memos , is only one kind of discretion. In fact, discretion plays a role in immigration...

Class Action Victory in Mass. 236(c) Litigation: Reid v. Donelan

Michael J. Wishnie , William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Dean for Experiential Education, Yale Law School, writes: "Yesterday afternoon, Judge Ponsor (D.Mass.) certified a class defined as: "All individuals who are or will be detained within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...

Federal Court Slaps ICE, Grants Class Action

"Since he was taken into custody in November 2012 by immigration agents, New Havener Mark Reid has been fighting for his release. As of this week, dozens of other detainees can join his fight. Reid, who’s 49, will be the lead plaintiff on a class action lawsuit brought by people held...

Yale Law Worker & Immigration Rights Advocacy Clinic Lands One-Two Punch

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, Mark Reid walked free . The next day, ICE caved on a detainer lawsuit . What next for Michael Wishnie and his students?

$450K Settlement with East Haven, Conn. Includes 'Model' Immigration Component

"The town of East Haven has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit by Latino residents. But perhaps the more significant part of the agreement, according to lawyers involved with the case, is that the town has agreed to greatly limit its enforcement of immigration laws and communications...