On February 3, 2017, HSPRD’s Caryn Lederer spoke on a panel at the University of Chicago Law School addressing the constitutional, political, and practical impact of President Trump’s executive orders on refugees, immigrants, and other individuals in the United States and abroad. Ms. Lederer discussed President Trump’s January 27, 2017 executive order implementing a travel ban on citizens of seven countries and its ramifications, including the wave of airport detentions and blocked travel, litigation and advocacy undertaken by HSPRD and other lawyers to protect the rights of those affected, and recent court orders temporarily enjoining the ban.
The event was sponsored by the American Constitution Society, The Arthur Kane Center for Clinical Legal Education, and the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic and moderated by Professor Claudia Flores, Director of the University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic. Other presenters included University of Chicago Law School Professor Aziz Huq, Professor Maria Woltjen, Director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and Professor Geoffrey Heeren, Director of the Immigration Clinic at Valparaiso Law School.
Learn more about Caryn Lederer and her practice at HSPRD.