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2013 Immigration Damages Litigation CLE

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The Immigration Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law held an all-day training on January 11, 2013 focused on using litigation as a tool to hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct and abuse committed against noncitizens in detention facilities, on the border, and during vehicle stops and raids. Topics include litigation under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, ยง 1983 as well as motion and discovery practice.

The training was co-sponsored by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, National Police Accountability Project, and National Lawyers Guild, Miami Law Student Chapter Southern Region Chapter. Panels include accountability litigation, anatomy of detention abuse and illegal arrest cases, surviving dispositive motions, discovery strategies and litigation lessons. Speakers and moderators included Javier Maldonado, Ghita Schwarz, Brigitt Keller, Michael Avery, Rebecca Sharpless, Philip Hwang, Lee Gelernt, Farrin Anello, King Downing, Jonathan Feinberg, Annie Lai, Trina Realmuto, Ira Kurzban, John DeLeon, Matt Adams, and Andre Segura.

Immigration Clinic: Student Perspective

2Ls Lindsey Adkin, Ross Militello, and Shireen Judeh talk about their hands-on experiences at detention centers and in the courtroom.


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Professor Rebecca Sharpless writes an opinion piece for the Miami Herald about detaining immigrants for the federal government.

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2Ls Adam Hoock and Dana Turjman outside Krome Detention Center After a Court Hearing

2Ls Adam Hoock and Dana Turjman outside Krome Detention Center After a Court Hearing.

2L Alanna McCoy, delivered the clinic's presentation before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

2L Alanna McCoy, delivered the clinic's presentation before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Learn More.

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