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Pushing the Envelope: An Update on Cutting Edge Issues in Asylum Law

September 6, 2012
Audio Seminar

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'Pushing the Envelope': An Update on Cutting Edge Issues in Asylum Law [Audio Seminar]

This 90-minute audio seminar was originally presented Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Asylum law is an area of law which is ever-changing, especially as it relates to social group analysis. Hear from practitioners who push the envelope by seeking to broaden the pool of eligible applicants for this critical form of humanitarian relief.

  • A Brief Overview of Persecution Grounds
  • What Is 'Social Visibility' and 'Particularity'?
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender-Based
  • Gangs
  • Children


Deborah Anker (dl), Cambridge, MA
Deborah Anker is clinical professor of law and director of Harvard Law School’s (HLS) Immigration and Clinical Program. She has taught at HLS Refugee for over 20 years. Under her guidance, students have contributed significantly to cases that have led to groundbreaking administrative, judicial, and international legal decisions. She is the author of The Law of Asylum in the United States. Ms. Anker received AILA’s 2008 Elmer Fried Award and the AILA Founders Award.

Robert B. Jobe, San Francisco, CA
Robert B. Jobe is widely recognized as one of the nation's finest immigration litigators. He has litigated at all levels of the federal court system (including the U.S. Supreme Court), testified in the U.S. House of Representatives, authored numerous articles and a leading treatise on the law of asylum, and lectured widely on immigration-related issues.

Lavi Soloway, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Interest Group, New York, NY
Lavi Soloway joined Noemi Masliah in the practice of immigration law in 1994. His practice focuses on employment and family immigration for permanent as well as non-permanent work visas, asylum, and representation of individuals in deportation proceedings. Mr. Soloway has been invited to provide training at U.S. Department of Homeland Security asylum offices, and has rendered assistance, leadership, and guidance to other attorneys in the provision of pro-bono legal services to indigent asylum seekers.

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The "'Pushing the Envelope': An Update on Cutting Edge Issues in Asylum Law" audio seminar takes place Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the times noted below:

2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

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