UB Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic partners with student organizations to support DACA renewals

The Immigrant Rights Clinic at UB Law has partnered with two student organizations to help with DACA renewals:

  • UB’s NLG and LALSA are fundraising to support DACA renewal application fees for our community. They have raised $3,650 so far. Help them reach their goal of $5,000. To donate, and learn more, please click here.
  • The Immigrant Rights Clinic at UB will be proving free DACA consults on 9/16. If you or your friends and family have a DACA work permit that expires by March 5th and would like a free DACA renewal consultation on September 16th at the UB Law School, please email nmiller2@ubalt.edu and ekeyes@ubalt.edu to reserve a spot. Space permitting, these consultations are open to anyone in Maryland. Priority goes to the UB community.
  • Need help paying your DACA renewal fees? The University of Baltimore School of Law’s NLG & UB LALSA chapters are raising funds to help as many Marylanders as possible. If you or your friends and family need help paying for your DACA renewal fees, please submit a request here: https://goo.gl/nUYLRo.

Storytelling & lawyering: Johnson, co-author publish new text

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grose johnson front coverProfessorMargaret Johnson and Carolyn Grose are the authors of Lawyers, Clients & Narrative: A Framework for Law Students and Practitioners, just published by Carolina Academic Press.

A text for law school experiential courses, the book focuses on narrative and storytelling as integral components of the pedagogy of lawyering.

See the book’s page on Carolina Academic Press’s website.

Johnson is the director of UB’s Bronfein Family Law Clinic and co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism. Professor Grose taught at William Mitchell College of Law before joining the founding faculty of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minn.

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In The Atlantic: Hatcher on inmates as ‘revenue opportunity’

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Professor Daniel Hatcher. Professor Daniel Hatcher

Professor Daniel Hatcher is quoted in an Atlantic article, “When Prisoners Are a ‘Revenue Opportunity'” (Aug. 10).

Discussing jails and prisons that use “video visitation” technology provided by private contractors — a service that, according to the article, can cost prisoners up to $1 per minute, plus extra fees — Hatcher said: “Video visitation is a link in the whole system that sees inmates as a revenue opportunity.”

Added Hatcher: “It’s part of a larger system that sees the broader vulnerable family as a revenue opportunity, too.”

Hatcher, a co-director of the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, is the author of The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens (NYU Press, 2016).

Learn more about Professor Hatcher.

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Work of Human Trafficking clinic-MVLS highlighted on WJZ-TV

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IMG_2279 In the studio: Susan Francis, J.D. ’11 (left), and Jessica Emerson, J.D. ’13, on WJZ-TV.

Jessica Emerson, J.D. ’13 (at right on TV monitor), director of the UB School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project, and Susan Francis, J.D. ’11, deputy director of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, were interviewed this week by WJZ-TV (CBS) about their partnership to expand services to victims of human trafficking and others at risk of being exploited.

The partnership is funded by a two-year grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.

The TV segment aired Sunday, Aug. 13. Watch it here.

Learn more about Jessica Emerson and the Human Trafficking Prevention Project.

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