The William & Mary Law School Immigration Clinic, along with Immigrant Justice Corps and the William & Mary Center for Racial and Social Justice, are cosponsoring the Inaugural Fourth Circuit Asylum Law Conference. The Conference will be held virtually via Zoom on March 11, 2022.
The Conference will include panels and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, including:
- One Year In: The Biden Administration and Asylum Policy
- Developments in Fourth Circuit Case Law
- Increasing Access to Pro Bono Counsel in Underserved Areas: Virginia as a Case Study
- Working Across Disciplines: Best Practices for Attorneys and Mental Health Professionals in Asylum Seeker Evaluations
- Country Conditions: From Page to Practice
Practicing attorneys, professors, students, DOJ Accredited Representatives, and others are all welcome to attend. A background in asylum law is not required, though basic elements of asylum law will not be covered in this year’s conference.
“We’re looking forward to an amazing conference,” said Nicole Alanko, the Immigration Clinic’s Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow. “We have an incredible line-up of speakers, including practicing attorneys and professors from across the Fourth Circuit. We hope that this conference will make it easier for more people to take on pro bono asylum cases and support asylum seekers in their journey to safety in the United States.”