Panel discussion to explore immigration law
Public Relations - Published: November 8, 2010
2010ImmigrationPanelPromoThe changing face of immigration law in America will be the focus of an upcoming panel discussion on the law school’s Delaware campus.

The event, presented by the Student Bar Association, is free and open to the public. It will focus on issues at the heart of the new immigration policy enacted in Arizona – policy that has attracted the attention of legislators in numerous states that are also considering change.

The program will happen Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on the Wilmington, Del. campus at 4601 Concord Pike. Widener Law Associate Professor Jill E. Family, who specializes in immigration law, will moderate the event. She teaches on Widener’s Harrisburg campus. Panelists and their topics for discussion include:
  • Stephen E. Henderson, on the criminal procedure aspects of the Arizona law. He is an associate professor on Widener’s Delaware campus.

  • Matthew I. Hirsch, on political developments related to immigration law. He serves as an adjunct professor of immigration law on Widener’s Delaware campus and is a trustee of the American Immigration Council. He maintains a law practice in Wayne, Pa. and is a Widener Law alumnus.

  • Steven P. Barsamian, on how the law affects individuals in Arizona who encounter authorities. Barsamian has a Philadelphia law practice specializing in immigration law. He is a Widener Law alumnus.

  • Theodore Murphy, on the legal basis for increased enforcement. He founded the Murphy Law Firm in West Chester, Pa. and specializes in immigration and nationality law.