Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 11: Cleveland - LGBT Immigration Equality Post-Obergefell

This lecture will guide practicing attorneys as they strive to understand the impact of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell for LGBT clients in the United States and abroad. Specifically, this lecture will focus on the impediments to LGBT immigration equality that are addressed by this decision, as well as those obstacles that continue to prevent LGBT citizens and their loved ones from experiencing equal treatment under the law. In addition to providing an opportunity to discuss policy considerations affecting LGBT immigration equality, this event will inform attorneys in the field as they advise clients applying for immigration benefits, including visas, asylum, and legal permanent residency.
This CLE is appropriate for attorneys practicing in immigration and family law, as well as others interested in learning about this developing area of law.
LGBT Immigration Equality Post-Obergefell
February 11, 2016
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Fatma Marouf is an Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her expertise is in immigration and international human rights law. Her recent articles have addressed the intersection of constitutional and immigration law, including the rights of mentally incompetent noncitizens, the exclusion of DREAMers from the Affordable Care Act, and the use of restraints in removal proceedings. She also conducts empirical research on the adjudication of immigration appeals by federal appellate courts. She has represented numerous LGBT individuals applying for asylum, legal permanent residency, and visas for victims of human trafficking and other crimes. She is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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