The interplay between immigration and criminal lawand related
issues raised in the wake of Sept. 11will be the focus of
the 2002 Thrower Symposium, to be held Thursday, Feb. 21, in the
School of Laws Tull Auditorium.
Doris Meissner, senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace Global Policy Program, will deliver the keynote
address on Protecting Borders and Liberty in the Post-9/11
Era. Meissner served as commissioner for the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) from 1993 to 2000.
Experts and leaders on immigration issues will explore Immigration
Law: Assessing New Immigration Enforcement Strategies and the Criminalization
of Migration during a series of presentations from 8:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Among the presenters is Owen Cooper, general counsel for the INS.
Appointed to the position in 1999, Cooper directs the legal program
of more than 600 INS attorneys in 56 offices around the country
and advises the U.S. attorney general on all aspects of immigration
Other speakers include a variety of presenters from all sides of
the immigration issue. Nora Demleitner, visiting professor of law
at Hofstra University School of Law, will speak on Welcoming
Criminals? Cooperation with Law Enforcement in Exchange for Access
to the United States. Margaret Taylor and Ronald Wright, professors
of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, will present a joint
discussion on The Sentencing Judge as Immigration Judge.
Robert Pauw, a partner in the Seattle law firm of Gibbs, Houston
& Pauw and an instructor at the Seattle University School of
Law, will speak on Plenary Power: A Doctrine Inconsistent
with Contemporary Norms. David Cole, professor of law at Georgetown
University Law Center, will discuss Preventive Detention and
Marc Miller, professor of law at Emory, will serve as moderator
and present closing remarks.
The Thrower Symposium is free and open to the public. Registration
is encouraged by calling 404-727-6831, but also is available at
the door. Continuing legal education credits are offered.