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Legal Experts to Discuss SB 1070
A panel of legal experts at the UA will discuss legal issues related to SB 1070, including criminal procedure, premption and equal protection.
Legal experts will discuss the implications of Senate Bill 1070 during an open forum at the University of Arizona on Thursday.
The May 6 event, sponsored by the UA's James E. Rogers College of Law, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. in Room 164 of the law school, located at 1201 E. Speedway Blvd.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit the law school's registration page.
The measure, which has garnered national and international attention, was signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer last month. The law directs police to require anyone whom they reasonably suspect of being in the country without legal documentation to provide evidence of their lawful presence.
Dean Emerita Toni M. Massaro, a UA Regents' Professor and the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, will moderate the discussion. Massaro specializes in constitutional law and civil procedure.
The panelists are:
- G. Jack Chin, the Chester H. Smith Professor, co-directs the UA law school's criminal law and policy program. Chin teaches courses and specializes in criminal law, criminal procedure and also race and law.
- Marc L. Miller is the Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law. Miller specializes in criminal procedure, sentencing law and other areas. He also has conducted research regarding policy making within executive branch agencies.
- Nina Rabin is a UA adjunct assistant professor of
law and co-director of the law school's Immigration Law Clinic. Rabin also is the director of border research at the UA's Southwest Institute for Research on Women.
- Andy Silverman is the Joseph M. Livermore
Professor of Law and clinical programs director. Silverman has studied and written on issues related to civil justice in Arizona and legal services for low-income people. He also has published about migration from Mexico, taking a historical and legal perspective.
Individuals can also earn continuing legal education credit (1.5 credits) for attending the event.