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ONU Law Review Symposium

Ohio Northern University Law Review

40th Annual Law Review Symposium

"Defining Immigration in a Time of Terror"
Sponsored by the Ohio Northern Law Review and Carhart Program in Legal Ethics

March 24, 2017


(3.75 Professional Conduct CLE Hours
Pending with the Supreme Court of Ohio)

Individual Attorney:               $85
ONU Law Alumni:                  $65
Lehr Society, Law Alumni:    $40
Other Attendee:                    $25

8:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. Amanda Frost
10:00 a.m. Jennifer Koh
Removal in the Shadows of Immigration Court under the Trump Administration
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Leticia Saucedo
Employment Authorization and Immigration 
11:45 a.m. Lunch in the Hanson Reading Room of the Law Library
1:00 p.m.   Khaled Beydoun
 Islamophobia, immigration, and Executive Actions Banning Muslims
1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks


Symposium Speaker Bios

 Professor Amanda FROST

Amanda Frost is a professor of law at American University Washington College of Law, where she writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts and jurisdiction, immigration law, and judicial ethics. Professor Frost’s articles have appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others. Her non-academic writing has been published in The Atlantic, Slate, the National Law Journal, the New York Times, and the L.A. Times, and she authors the “Academic round-up” column for SCOTUSblog. Professor Frost is an affiliated researcher at Oxford University’s Border Criminologies, an Academic Fellow at the Pound Civil Justice Institute, and a member of the National Constitution Center’s Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board. Professor Frost has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, UCLA Law School, Université Paris X Nanterre, and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. During the 2016-17 academic year, she is serving as interim director of American University’s Immigrant Justice Clinic.


 Professor Jennifer Koh

Jennifer Lee Koh is a Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law.  Her scholarship focuses on federal immigration enforcement and the intersection of criminal and immigration laws; appears in journals such as the Southern California Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Florida Law Review, and Georgetown Immigration Law Journal; and has been cited by the United States Supreme Court. Before moving to Orange County, Professor Koh taught in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School as a Clinical Lecturer and Cooley Godward Kronish Fellow.  Earlier in her career, she also clerked for the late Honorable Eugene Nickerson in the Eastern District of New York, was the director of a community lawyering project at the New York City-based domestic violence nonprofit Sanctuary for Families, and an associate in the litigation department of the law firm WilmerHale. Professor Koh received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. from Yale University.


 Professor Leticia Saucedo

Leticia Saucedo is a Professor of Law at U.C. Davis School of Law. She is an expert in employment, labor, and immigration law and she teaches immigration law and employment law at U.C. Davis. She has developed experiential courses in international and domestic service learning that explore the immigration consequences of crime and domestic violence in a post-conflict society.  She has been a visiting professor at Duke Law School and a research scholar with the Chief Justice Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at U.C. Berkeley. Professor Saucedo’s research interests lie at the intersections of employment, labor, and immigration law. She has focused her research on the impact of employment and labor laws on conditions in low-wage workplaces, and on the responses of immigrant workers to their conditions. Her law review articles have appeared in Notre Dame Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review the Ohio State Law Journal, the Buffalo Law Review, and the Richmond Law Review, among others. Professor Saucedo earned her AB, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1984 and her JD, cum laude, in 1996 from Harvard Law School.


 Professor Khaled Beydoun

Khaled A. Beydoun is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project. A Critical Race Theorist, Professor Beydoun’s research examines the legal construction of Arab and Muslim American identity, the foundational and modern development of Islamophobia, and the intersection of national security policy, civil liberties and citizenship. A leading scholar on legal matters germane to civil rights and Muslim America, Professor Beydoun’s scholarship has been featured in top law journals, including: the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Racial & Ethnic Justice, and the Illinois Law Review.     

Professor Beydoun earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan; a Master’s in Law from the University of Toronto; and his Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law. Before academia, Professor Beydoun practiced in the areas of racial justice, criminal defense, and international rule of law. He is a native of Detroit.     


 Jill Apa

Jill Apa, Special Counsel with Barclay Damon, LLP, Buffalo, New York.  Jill Apa counsels exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration Law. Jill handles a wide variety of U.S. Immigration issues, including temporary (H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, J-1, R-1) and permanent (“green card”) employment-based cases, as well as family-based immigration matters, waivers, complex border issues, agency and federal court appeals . Jill has focused her practice in the field of U.S. Immigration Law since 2001 and is licensed in the states of New York and Ohio.  Following her law school graduation, Jill served as a judicial clerk in the Third District Court of Appeals for the State of Ohio. At the same time, she taught Legal Research & Writing to first-year law students as an adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University. Jill relocated to her hometown of Buffalo, NY in 2001, which is when she began her career in U.S. Immigration Law.

Ms. Apa will lead the panel discussion addressing these topics previously mentioned in relation to her experience in practice.


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Ohio Northern University Law Review

The Pettit College of Law
525 South Main Street
Ada OH 45810
PH 419-772-2248
FAX 419-772-2714

Material on this page reflects the opinions, interests, and activities of the maintainer and does not implicitly or explicitly represent the official positions and policies of Ohio Northern University.