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Monday, December 14, 2015

Dec. 11 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Dec. 11 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Fatma Marouf, student Patrick Phippen, and alumna Hillary Walsh '12.

Professor Marouf teaches immigration and human rights law and co-directs the Immigration Clinic. Her research and advocacy has meant concrete progress toward solving a range of problems associated with the adjudication of immigration cases.

Phippen, now in his final semester at the Boyd School of Law, has been taking full advantage of his experience as a visiting student at George Washington Law in Washington, D.C.

Walsh is a human rights attorney specializing in immigration appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Professor Michael Kagan Writes Article for ImmigrationProf Blog

Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic and an associate professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Kagan recently published an article titled "What if Donald Trump Had Plenary Power?" on the ImmigrationProf Blog.

On Dec. 7, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a halt to all Muslim immigration to the United States. Professor Kagan warned, "What Trump is proposing may already be authorized by statute, so that a newly inaugurated President could implement this proposal without new authorization from Congress. Even worse, it would not clearly be unconstitutional under existing case law."

Professor Kagan spent a decade developing legal aid programs for refugees in the Middle East, and has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Dec. 3 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The Dec. 3 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Elizabeth MacDowell, student Kezziah Dale, and alumni Adam '06 and Homa '07 Woodrum.

Professor MacDowell is director of Boyd's Family Justice Clinic. The clinic provides a range of family law representation services to low-income clients.

A graduate of the Air Force Academy, Dale's experiences in the military have helped shape her perspective when faced with the daunting challenge of law school.

Adam and Homa are lawyers with boutique firm Woodrum Law. Adam brings criminal expertise to the practice, while Homa specializes in civil matters, particularly elder law, probate, guardianship, litigation, and immigration.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.