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Sanctuary Cities & the Rule of Law

February 19, 2018 12:10pm
Rm. 114

Speaker: Prof. Christopher Lasch, Univ. Denver, Sturm College of Law


Are you wondering: What is a “sanctuary city”? Why are they “protecting” immigrants? What is the Administration doing to curtail their existence? How are the Courts responding to their actions? Is any of this even legal? If you’d like to know the answer to these very important questions, join us for a discussion on “sanctuary cities” and the rule of law.


Guest speaker: Christopher Lasch, Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Professor Lasch is an expert in criminal and immigration law. His particular focus is on the constitutionality of sanctuary cities as well as state and local law enforcements’ compliance with immigration detainers. He has been instrumental in supporting litigation on these issues through amicus briefs on cases across the country, such as Florez Rojas v. Suffolk Cnty. Sheriff’s Office, State of California v. Jefferson, El Cenizo, et. al. v. St. of Texas, Commonwealth v. Lunn in Massachusetts, and City of Chicago v. Sessions, just to name a few.

This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American law Student Association, Law Women, Muslim Law Student Association, the American Constitution Society and the Latin American Law Student Association.