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UI hosts discussion of immigration Oct. 6 to mark Supreme Court season
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An administrator with the Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) will be one of the speakers for a video and panel discussion
Monday, Oct. 6 at the University of Iowa College of Law as part of a national
program to mark the start of the 1997 session of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Robert Bach, executive associate commissioner for policy and planning
at the INS, Barbara Schwartz, UI clinical law professor, and Michael Olivas,
a visiting professor of law at the UI, will lead a discussion on immigration
and recent immigration law from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the fourth-floor
student lounge of the Boyd Law Building.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the First
Monday program of the Alliance for Justice, a national association of civil
rights, environmental, mental health, women's, children's, and consumer
For the past four years, the Alliance for Justice has marked the first
day of the U.S. Supreme Court term, the first Monday of October, with a
video and panel discussion of issues in public interest law.
Law schools nationwide are expected to take part in the program this
year. The Alliance provides local groups with a video, which is used as
a starting point for discussions of issues in public interest law.
Bach has taught at the State University of New York at Binghamton and
is the author of several books on immigration issues.
Olivas holds the William Bates Professorship of Law the University of
Houston Law Center. He is visiting the UI as the 1997 Mason Ladd Distinguished
Visiting Professor of Law.
Schwartz directs the UI College of Law's clinical program in immigration.
For more information, contact Lois Cox, clinical professor of law, at