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Professor Lori Nessel

Professor Lori Nessel and Margaret Martin in the Immigrant Detention Conference

The Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice co-hosted a day-long conference on March 23, 2012.

Lori A. Nessel, Seton Hall Law School Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Social Justice, Margaret Martin, Clinical Instructor, and several students helped to organize a conference on the immigration detention system, entitled Immigrant Detainees: Alone, Unrepresented and Imprisoned, held at Rutgers School of Law-Newark on March 23, 2012. It was a joint conference of Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and New York University School of Law, co-sponsored by law firms and other organizations. Professor Nessel moderated a panel entitled “A Call to Action: Promoting Pro Bono Representation in Immigration Proceedings,” which focused on immigrant detainees’ access to counsel and ways in which attorneys and law students can become involved. The conference was widely attended by lawyers, law school professors and students, and community activists, particularly for the keynote address by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez.