From a recent article on the Huffington Post’s website written on behalf of NLLSA:
Given the increasing importance of a college education, it’s finally time for Congress to end this absurdity and pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (“DREAM Act”). The DREAM Act, a bipartisan proposal, would provide qualifying students the opportunity to go to college or enlist in the military. To qualify an immigrant must have lived continuously in the United States for five years or more, have good moral character, and either earn a two-year degree from an accredited college or serve at least two years in the U.S. military within a six-year span.
If passed, the DREAM Act would restore every student’s right to finish her studies and to continue dreaming.
Indeed, immigrant students who go to college later step into higher-paying jobs, increasing our tax revenue and consumer spending. This is a win-win for America: more education and more jobs.
Read the full piece here.
September 30 – October 2, 2010
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
May the Immigration and Nationality Act impose different residency requirements on unwed citizen-fathers as compared to unwed citizen mothers whose foreign-born children seek derivative citizenship?
Latina/o law students from around the country will try to answer that question during the annual NLLSA Moot Court Competition this October at Yale Law School.
The Moot Court question is now ready for release. Registration forms can be found here. More info after the jump. Read More »
From the Huffington Post:
What War is Mexico Fighting?
While Mexican President Felipe Calderon has received endless plaudits for his strong stance against drug cartels, the United States has been blamed for doing too little to curb the violence, even though it is the biggest market for drugs. As the violence enters its fourth year, many fault American drug users for providing the cash incentive for cartels, and the American gun market for providing the cartels’ firepower. The consensus is that the United States must reform its drug laws and tighten its gun laws for the violence to subside. In fact, Calderon himself recently took the U.S. to task, blaming America for his country’s woes. But Calderon’s much-vaunted crackdown has been terribly misunderstood by both sides… Read More »
The Urban Justice Center announces the opportunity to apply for sponsorship by the Community Development Project (CDP) for fellowship opportunities for employment in the fall of 2011 (applications due fall 2010).
The Community Development Project is seeking prospective third-year law students and recent law graduates currently in clerkships or with clerkships beginning in the fall to sponsor for public interest fellowships, including the Skadden, Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Kirkland & Ellis Fellowship and the Liman Fellowship. We are looking for fellowship applicants interested in providing legal services in our areas of work, as described below, but are particularly interested in a project focused on consumer debt. Read More »
Superman: NOE REYES from the State of Puebla works as a delivery boy in Brooklyn New York. He sends home $500 a week.
Dulce Pinzón just published a great photo essay on ForeignPolicy.com where he pictures migrants from Mexico in superhero costumes. Here’s his explanation:
I saw a Spiderman costume in a store in November 2001, and that’s when everything came together in my head. Comic-book superheroes have an alter ego, and so do immigrants in the United States. They may be insignificant or even invisible to much of society, but they are heroes in their homelands.
And here are some samples. You can find the entire essay here. Trust me, it’s definitely worth it. More images after the jump. Read More »
As part of Cooley Godward Kronish’s ongoing commitment to diversity, we are proud to offer Diversity Fellowships to outstanding law students. First-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity in their communities are invited to apply for the fellowships. Award recipients will receive a paid Summer Associate position and an award of up to $15,000 to assist with law school tuition. Award recipients will be announced in Fall 2010 with the Summer Associate position to start following the successful completion of the recipient’s 2L year.
We welcome applications from all law students who meet these eligibility criteria:
- A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in the community
- Enrolled full-time in an ABA accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2012 at the time of application
- Not the recipient of a diversity award from another law firm paid between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011
- In order to receive the fellowship, an applicant must commit to joining the Firm’s Summer Associate Program following the applicant’s 2L year
Recipients will be selected based on consideration of the following factors:
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity
- Excellent undergraduate and law school academic performance
- Personal achievement
- Leadership ability
- Community service
- Commitment to joining Cooley’s 2011 Summer Associate Program
Applications can be submitted online. Applications must include:
- A completed application form
- A personal statement, no longer than 3 double-spaced pages, describing the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity
- Current resume
- Law school transcript
- Other graduate program transcript(s)
- Undergraduate transcript
- Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references
In supporting some of the country’s most promising law school students, Cooley’s Diversity Fellowship program is committed to cultivating a diverse community of cultures and viewpoints among its attorneys and the legal profession in general.
Partner, Chair of Cooley’s Diversity Committee
For more details on the application process, deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit www.cooley.com/diversityfellowship.