The Law School’s Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights held its inaugural national symposium on November 10. Legal scholars, practitioners, government officials, human rights leaders, and members of the national news media gathered in Lipton Hall to discuss how federal, state, and local immigration policies impact the country in the areas of labor, housing, law enforcement, and education. The daylong event featured a series of panel discussions. Bickel & Brewer partner James S. Renard served as a panelist for a discussion titled “How Local Battle Lines Are Being Drawn in the Immigration Debate Over Labor and Housing – And What This Means for the Country.” A video of that panel, moderated by New York Times national immigration correspondent Julia Preston, is below.

Conference Participants:

  • Adam Cox - Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
  • Marielena Hincapié - Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles
  • Foster Maer, Senior Litigation Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
  • Nancy Morawetz '81 - Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law
  • Ruben Navarrette Jr. - Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Washington Post Writers Group,San Diego
  • Michael Olivas - Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Houston
  • Julia Preston - National Immigration Correspondent, New York Times
  • James Renard - Partner, Bickel & Brewer
  • Matilde Roman - Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Andre Segura - Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Anthony C. Thompson - Professor of Clinical Law; Faculty Director, Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights, NYU School of Law
  • Sarahi Uribe - National Campaign Coordinator, National Day Laborer Organizing, Network, Washington, D.C.

 Watch the full video of the 11:00 am panel (1 h 25 min):

Posted November 16, 2011