April 23, 2020 – 5:30 pm
Gallery Talk: The Human Impact of the U.S. Immigration System -- POSTPONED
presented by Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law and director of the Immigration Practice Clinic, Vanderbilt University Law School
This event has been postponed. The new date will be posted once it is confirmed.
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members
Karla McKanders directs Vanderbilt Law School’s in-house immigration clinic, which is staffed by student attorneys who provide pro bono legal representation to individuals with humanitarian immigration cases. McKanders will discuss how the U.S. immigration system is structured to create rules of membership and belonging through family, employment, and humanitarian immigration laws. Attendees will hear how student attorneys who practice under her supervision have represented children at the Tijuana border in 2018 and filed for asylum and other humanitarian cases for unaccompanied minor children in Tennessee.
McKanders’s articles on immigration and refugee law have appeared in Fordham International Law Journal, Catholic Law Review, and Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice, and she has been cited as an authority by ABC News, Al Jazeera, and Reuters. McKanders was a law clerk for Judge Damon J. Keith with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after earning her law degree at Duke University and her undergraduate degree at Spelman College.