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Monday, November 24, 2014

Professor Michael Kagan Featured on National Public Radio

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

On Nov. 24, he was interviewed by National Public Radio's Morning Edition in a segment titled, "Executive Order On Immigration Creates Demand For Legal Advice."

In the segment, he says, "This is really going to be huge here. As you may know, Nevada has the highest rate of unauthorized immigrants per capita in the country. A lot of these people, if they went to a responsible lawyer, the responsible answer was 'There's nothing I can do for you.' Now, for at least a lot of people, there is something available. It's tenuous. There are details that have to be filled in. People will worry about how stable it is. But there is something that someone could think about applying for if they fall into these criteria, and a lot of people will."

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."