“Biden on Immigration: Better than Trump?”: A talk by Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

Location: Eidman Courtroom

“Biden on Immigration: Better than Trump?”

Lee Gelernt, who will be visiting Texas Law as a G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence, will speak in the Eidman Courtroom. Denise Gilman of the UT Law Immigration Clinic will moderate the Q & A. Lunch will be provided in the Jamail Pavilion after his talk. Please RSVP here by noon Tu, February 15 to reserve a lunch: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/256944787777

This event has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 hour of CLE credit.

Other events during Gelernt’s visit:

W, Feb 23, 11:45am-1pm – Join Gelernt for an informal conversation about his civil rights work. Visit the event page for more information and to reserve a to-go lunch.

W, Feb 23, 3:45pm-4:45pm – “Reuniting Separated Migrant Families Through Pro Bono Partnerships.” Join the the Mithoff Program in conversation with Lee Gelernt and Steven Herzog, counsel at Paul Weiss, about their work to locate migrant parents deported without their children and to reunite separated families. Visit the event page for more information and to reserve a to-go snack.

Office hours: Gelernt will be available to meet individually with students Tu and W, Feb 22-23, 1:30pm-3:30pm. Contact Liza Soria to make an appointment: liza.soria@law.utexas.edu

About Lee Gelernt:

Gelernt has worked at the ACLU’s national office in New York since 1992 and has litigated civil rights cases in courts across the country and at every level, including the U.S. Supreme Court. As an example, Gelernt successfully argued a national class action challenge to the Trump Administration’s practice of separating immigrant families at the border. In 2018, a federal court issued an injunction in Ms. L. v. ICE holding the practice unconstitutional and requiring the Administration to reunite the thousands of separated families. Find his complete biography here.

G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence:

Gelernt’s visit as a G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence is supported by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust. The program brings outstanding legal scholars, practitioners and advocates from the field of public service to Texas Law to foster discussion of issues related to public interest law, to raise the profile of lawyers working in this area, and to encourage students to view public service as an honored and expected part of every legal career. Gelernt is Texas Law’s ninth G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence.

Event cosponsors:

Immigration Clinic, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Human Rights Law Society, Public Interest Law Association, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

Event series: G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence, Lecture