The American Dream: The Future of Immigration Policy and Reform

The American Dream: The Future of Immigration Policy and Reform
Friday, February 21, 2014 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

At this symposium, speakers will discuss the current and future status of immigration policy and reform at both the federal and state level. Participants will receive perspectives from top scholars in the area of federal policy, and will learn first-hand from state practitioners on how Connecticut is leading the way in immigration reform.  Additionally, both panels will address the daily challenges facing immigration attorneys and their clients, and the need for continued action on both a federal and state level.

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
William F. Starr Hall
8:45 am - 8:50 am
Reading Room

Leslie C. Levin
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, UConn Law

8:50 am - 10:15 am
Panel 1: Where Are We Now? Current Policy and the Future of Federal Immigration Reform


  • Stacy Caplow, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Professional Legal Education, Brooklyn Law School
  • Howard F. Chang, Earle Hepburn Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Joseph Landau, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
  • Phillip L. Torrey '08, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Harvard Law School

Moderator: Jon Bauer, Clinical Professor of Law and Richard D. Tulisano '69 Scholar in Human Rights, University of Connecticut School of Law


10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Panel 2: Leading the Way: The Current and Future Framework for Immigration Practices in Connecticut


Moderator: Mathilde Cohen, Associate Professor of Law and Robert D. Glass Scholar, UConn Law

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Special Commentary

Richard Blumenthal
United States Senator for Connecticut

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch and Keynote Address

Juan P. Osuna
Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice



Reading Room

Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
Connecticut Journal of International Law
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at at least two weeks in advance.