“Immigration Reform at 50”: Participants and Keynote Speaker Announced

The Michigan Journal of Law Reform is proud to announce the participants and keynote speaker for its 2015 Symposium, Immigration Reform at 50. The symposium will take place at the University of Michigan Law School on Saturday, February 7th 2015 and will run from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

For more information on the symposium, please contact Kate Aufses, Managing Symposium Editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, at kwaufses@umich.edu, or visit the JLR Symposium Website.


Kate Andrias, Michigan Law School
Deborah Anker, Harvard Law School
Sabrineh Ardalan, Harvard Law School
Nicholas Bagley, Michigan Law School
Howard Chang, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Fernando Chang-Muy, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Gabriel “Jack” Chin, University of California, Davis, School of Law
Ingrid Eagly, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Lee Gelernt, ACLU Immigrant Rights Project
Melissa Crow, American Immigration Council
P. Deep Gulasekaram, Santa Clara University School of Law
Lucas Guttentag, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security*
Margaret Hu, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Kevin Johnson, Dean, University of California, Davis, School of Law
Michael Kagan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Stephen Legomsky, Washington University St. Louis School of Law
Hiroshi Motomura, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
John Sandweg, Frontier Solutions
Margo Schlanger, Michigan Law School
Rick Su, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
Daniel Tichenor, University of Oregon
Philip Torrey, Harvard Law School
Michael Wishnie, Yale Law School
* Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Lucas Guttentag

Professor Guttentag recently began serving the Obama Administration as Senior Counselor to the Leon Rodriguez, Director of U.S. and Immigration Services, a component of the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to this appointment, Professor Guttentag was a professor at both Stanford and Yale Law Schools, where he taught courses in immigration law, constitutional litigation, migration policy, and the intersection of civil rights and immigration law.

Professor Guttentag is a founder and former national director of the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project, which he led from 1985 to 2011. Over the past thirty years, he has represented immigrants in class action and constitutional cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, many federal circuit courts, and federal district courts. In 2001, he argued successfully before the Supreme Court to establish the right of immigrants to independent federal judicial review of administrative deportation orders. He has also challenged the indefinite detention of Haitian refugees at Guantanamo Naval Base, a federal law penalizing citizens and immigrants who marry during deportation hearings, and many state and local immigration laws.

Professor Guttentag received his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School (1978), his AB with honors from the University of California Berkeley (1973), and he served as law clerk to Judge William Wayne Justice in Texas.