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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Professor Michael Kagan Quoted in Las Vegas Review-Journal

Professor Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Sept. 24, Professor Kagan spoke about the impact of the backlog of immigration cases in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article titled “Immigration Cases Delayed by Backlog.”

“It’s bad for valid cases, it’s bad for the Department of Homeland Security if they want to move cases more quickly, and it’s not good for the court that’s overwhelmed beyond its capacity,” he said in the article.

Professor Kagan has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law. His research on credibility assessment in asylum cases has been repeatedly relied on by federal appellate courts and, according to a 2012 commentary, has "guided most subsequent research and analysis on the topic."