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Immigration Law

Crimmigration Law Lecture Series in Denver

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Feb. 23, 2016 - "Along with my colleague at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Christopher Lasch, I am thrilled to announce the inaugural Crimmigration Law Lecture Series. The lecture series is dedicated to understanding how criminal and immigration norms affect one another and to creating a praxis that can potentially shape crimmigration’s development. As far as we know, this year-long crimmigration-focused project is unique.

Just as crimmigration itself is not a traditional legal discipline, the Crimmigration Law Lecture Series is not a traditional university lecture series. Instead, we are bringing together both senior and junior scholars from around the country who have addressed crimmigration law and policy in their scholarship. Over the course of the Spring and Fall 2016 semesters, we plan to bring to campus four to five senior scholars who will deliver a lecture about their latest research. At the same time, we have invited junior scholars to workshop their latest research. We have paired junior scholars with a senior scholar who will moderate the workshop of the junior scholar’s work. These lectures and workshops will be an opportunity to bring such speakers into discussion with scholars here at the University of Denver, in conversations that are also relevant to local and national policymakers and law enforcement officials.

Beginning next month and running through November 2016, we will have almost a dozen outstanding crimmigration scholars visit to share their latest work with us, our students and colleagues, and members of the DU and Denver communities. If you are in the Denver area, we hope that you will do everything possible to attend and promote the event to your students and friends. If you are not, stayed tuned to and my Twitter feed for live streaming information. Below is a list of the speakers who have already confirmed, when they will be on campus, and the theme of the day’s talks.

March 3, 2016: Crimmigration and raceCrimmigration Law Lecture Series 3/3/2016

Lecture by Kevin Johnson, Dean, University of California, Davis School of Law

Noon, Anderson Academic Commons 290

Lecture by José Padilla, petitioner in Padilla v. Kentucky. Remarks by Christopher N. Lasch, Associate Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and Yolanda Yolanda Vázquez, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati.

3:00, Ricketson Law Building Moot Court Room (165)

Workshop by Yolanda Vázquez, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, and Linus Chan, Visiting Associate Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota. Moderated by Dean Johnson.

5:30, Ricketson Law Building Moot Court Room (165)

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April 19, 2016: Crimmigration Detention

Lecture by Jennifer Chacón, Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Noon, Ricketson Law Building Moot Court Room (165)

Workshop by Mariela Olivares, Associate Professor Howard University School of Law. Moderated by Professor Chacón.

5:30, Sturm Hall 251

October 2016 (specific date not yet determined): The Interdisciplinary Study of Crimmigration

Lecture by Tonya Golash-Boza, Associate Professor, University of California, Merced Department of Sociology


Other speaker not yet confirmed

November 2016 (specific date not yet determined): Crimmigration’s Ground Zero: Arizona

Lecture by Ingrid Eagly, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles Law School


Workshop by Annie Lai, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law. Moderated by Professor Eagly


All events are free and open to the public.

The Crimmigration Law Lecture Series builds on two years of crimmigration events at the University of Denver: the 2014 “Crimmigration Law and Policy Workshop” (which focused on immigration detainers), a 2015 crimmigration symposium sponsored by the Denver University Law Review, and a 2015interdisciplinary course on immigration detention that took law and social work students to work in the family detention center in Dilley, Texas.

This year’s lecture series is possible only because of the generous financial assistance of the DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES), the Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place, and Law, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence."