Sabrina Rivera Serves as Panelist at Celebration Hosted at Mexican Consulate

Immigration Clinic Staff Attorney Sabrina Rivera was a panelist at the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA)’s 30th anniversary celebration of Cheech Marin’s directorial debut of Born in East LA, hosted at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, on November 10. The panel discussion addressed current immigration policies, mass incarceration and deportation, and how the arts can be used to create social change. Other participants included Mark Torres, co-host of the radio show, Travel Tips from Aztlan; Marissa Montes, Co-Director of Loyola Law School’s Immigration Justice Clinic; Oscar Torres, co-writer of Innocent Voices, a film about El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s told through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy; and, Lena Khan, director of The Tiger Hunter, a comedy loosely based on her father’s experience emigrating from India to the United States in the 1970s. Over 100 LACLA students were in attendance.


Jennifer Koh Speaks at Family Violence Conference, Democratic Club

Jennifer Koh Speaks at Orange County Family Violence Conference

On November 3, Professor Jennifer Koh spoke at a panel entitled, “A Changing Landscape:  Immigrant Survivors of Family Violence in 2017,” at the Orange County Family Violence Conference. The panel was moderated by Prof. Wendy Seiden of Chapman’s Dale Fowler School of Law and attended by a number of social service providers from across Orange County.

Jennifer Koh Delivers Comments on Immigration Reform to Laguna Woods Democratic Club

On November 8, Professor Jennifer Koh was the featured speaker at the Laguna Woods Democratic Club’s monthly meeting.  She spoke on “Immigration and the Need for Humane Reform.”


Neil Pedersen Speaks at “Jump-Start Your Law Practice” Conference

Adjunct Professor Neil Pedersen spoke at the “Jump-Start Your Law Practice” conference, a three-day law practice management forum in Indianapolis, Indiana, attended by solo and small firm practitioners from all over the country, on November 18-20.  Professor Pedersen’s presentation was entitled “Law Office Employee Hiring, Firing and Management.”  He also participated in two panel discussions, entitled “Money, Fees and Pricing (Making Your Money Work for You),” and “Time Management and Proper Delegation.”   Most of Professor Pedersen’s content came directly from his Law Practice Management and Technology class taught at Western State.


Halim Dhanidina Receives NAPABA Award

Adjunct Professor Judge Halim Dhanidina received the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award. According to NAPABA, “This award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys. These Trailblazers have demonstrated vision, courage, and tenacity, and made substantial and lasting contributions to the Asian Pacific American legal profession, as well as to the broader Asian Pacific American community.”  The award was presented on November 3 to the Honorable Dhanidina, along with four other recipients, at a special ceremony during the 2017 NAPABA Convention in Washington, D.C.