2014 Thurgood Marshall Symposium Focuses on Immigration Reform

Posted: Wed, 02/05/2014 - 16:00

"Immigration Reform: Civil Rights in Modern Day America"

  • Thurgood Marshall SymposiumThis event is free, open to the public and offers 4.0 hours of CLE credit.
  • Friday, Feb. 21, from 8:00 a.m. to noon (reception to follow)
  • Location: John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom

This year’s Thurgood Marshall Symposium examines how the immigration debate shapes political discourse and legal trends at the intersection of changing voter demographics, the U.S. economy, civil rights and human trafficking.


  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.    
    Alpa Amin: “Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the Challenges Facing Victims of Human Trafficking and Violence”

  • 9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.  
    Klari Tedrow and Amy Myers: “Immigration Compliance for Employers and Strategies for Retaining Foreign National Workers”

  • 10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. 
    Todd Stein: “Politics Before Policy: The Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform this Congress and Beyond”

  • 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Jessica Vosburgh with Miguel Carpizo: “Collaboration between Police and Immigration Enforcement: Local Efforts to Combat the Criminalization of Immigrant Workers”



  • Alpa Amin; Attorney, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network
  • Miguel Carpizo; Community Organizer
  • Todd Stein; attorney, Kitchens New Cleghorn LLC and Former General Counsel for Senator Joe Lieberman
  • Klari Tedrow; Co-Founder, Tedrow and Myers Immigration Law Group
  • Amy Myers, Co-Founder, Tedrow and Myers Immigration Law Group
  • Jessica Vosburgh; Attorney, National Day Laborer Organizing Network


Please direct your inquires to April Jackson MacLennan, chair of the Thurgood Marshall Symposium.


*This is a student-run and organized event.