Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The refugee crisis is not only a phenomenon happening in Europe; it has arrived in Bakersfield.Come listen to a panel of experts discuss this very relevant issue!
Holly S. Cooper, distinguished law professor from UC Davis, along with two law students, Anita Barooni and Amanda Whitney, will discuss the privatization of immigration detention and the detention policies pertaining to persons seeking asylum in the United States. They will also discuss asylum law generally and discuss the how the international refugee crisis has affected the United States policies towards immigrants and asylum seekers.
Ms. Cooper joined the UC Davis law faculty in 2006 and is currently the Associate Director of the Immigration Law Clinic where she focuses on advocating for the rights of detained immigrants. In 2011, she was the recipient of the King Hall Legal Foundation’s Outstanding Alumni Award and the Carol Weiss King award from the National Lawyers Guild. Ms. Cooper also trains lawyers on a national level and regularly speaks at academic conferences on appellate and detention issues. In the international domain, Ms. Cooper has worked on human rights issues in Haiti and has volunteered on multiple human rights delegations to Haiti since the earthquake