Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
On March 13, Professor Jon Bauer and Margaret Marton moderated a discussion following the screening of Mrs. Goundo's Daughter, a documentary about an African woman's fight for asylum in the United States to protect her daughter against female genital mutilation in her home country. The film was shown at UConn's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center as part of the Human Rights Institute's Human Rights Film Series.
Since 2002, Professor Bauer has directed the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, a clinical program in which law students represent refugees who have fled from persecution and are seeking asylum in the United States. He has frequently addressed bar groups and social service organizations, and testified before legislative committees, on issues relating to anti-discrimination law, refugees, legal ethics, and the provision of legal services to the poor. His writings include an article on clinical pedagogy (co-written with Professor James H. Stark) that has been included in the Clinical Legal Education Association's bibliography of basic readings for new clinical teachers, and a study of discrimination against people with disabilities in the bar admissions process, published in the UCLA Law Review.
Professor Marton joined the Law School faculty in fall 2011 as the William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow. She co-teaches in the Law School's Asylum and Human Rights Clinic with Professor Jon Bauer. Professor Marton has been practicing law for ten years. During the last several years of her practice, Professor Marton spent a significant amount of time representing asylum applicants as part of the pro bono program at the New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
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