Dialogues on Detention: Loyola University New Orleans

Date: November 30, 2012 – 8:00am

Key Documents


Welcome Remarks
  • Dean María Pabón López, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Tad Stahnke, Director, Policy and Programs, Human Rights First
Setting the Stage: Immigration Detention in Louisiana
  • Hiroko Kusuda, Assistant Clinical Professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Panel 1: Alternatives to Detention: Models and Best Practices
  • Lisa Simpson, Project Director, New Orleans Pretrial Services, New Orleans Office, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Graymond Martin, First Assistant District Attorney for Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana
  • Lindsay Jenkins, Assistant Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Julie Myers Wood, President, Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions, Guidepost Solutions LLC, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration Advisory Committee member, and former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Susan Weishar, Migration Specialist/Fellow, Jesuit Social Research Institute, College of Social Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Moderator: Jon Wool, Director, New Orleans Office, Vera Institute of Justice
Panel 2: Mandatory Detention/Deportation and Mandatory Minimum Sentencing – Eliminating Individualized Assessments
  • State Rep. Joseph P. Lopinto III (R-80), Chair, House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Donald Cravins Sr., Mayor, City of Opelousas, Louisiana, and former Louisiana State Senator (invited)
  • Michael Tan, Staff Attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Moderator and panelist: Anil Kalhan, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University
Panel 3: Conditions of Confinement: What Is “Civil” Detention?
  • Julie Mao, Staff Attorney / Equal Justice Works Fellow, New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
  • Katie Schwartzmann, Director, Louisiana Office, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Will Harrell, Director, Justice Collaborative LLC (New Orleans)
  • Moderator: Ruthie Epstein, Senior Associate, Human Rights First
Panel 4: Finding Effective Counsel from Jail: Models of Legal Representation in Louisiana
  • Ken Mayeaux, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Louisiana State University
  • Juan Osuna, Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Kim M. Boyle, Partner, Phelps, Dunbar (New Orleans)
  • Jee Park, Special Litigation Counsel, Orleans Public Defenders
  • Moderator: Karen T. Grisez, Public Service Counsel, Fried Frank, immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, current Advisory Committee member
Closing Remarks
  • Bill Quigley, Janet Mary Riley Distinguished Professor of Law, Director of the Law Clinic and Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Ruthie Epstein, Senior Associate, Human Rights First

Published on November 20, 2012


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