Paul A. Rosen Constitutional Speaker Series featuring Lee Gelernt

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Presenting the inaugural Paul A. Rosen Constitutional Law Speaker Series at Wayne Law will be Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project. Gelernt has been at the center of the ACLU litigation opposing the Trump administration’s travel ban, the policy of separating migrant parents seeking asylum from their children, and more.

Gelernt has been an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union since 1992 and works on immigration and national security issues. In addition to his role as deputy director of the Immigrants' Rights Project, he's also director of the project’s Program on Access to the Courts. He has argued numerous groundbreaking civil rights cases at all levels of the federal court system, including in the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. Gelernt has testified as an expert before the U.S. Senate on habeas corpus and judicial review issues. In addition to his work at the ACLU, he is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and a visiting lecturer in clinical law at Yale Law School.

Bernard Mindell, Wayne Law class of 1964; Barry Waldman, Wayne Law class of 1969; and Bob Garvey, a trial attorney in St. Clair Shores, established the Paul A. Rosen Constitutional Law Speaker Series Endowment in 2017 to commemorate their friend Paul A. Rosen's passion for constitutional law.

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Lunch will be provided

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If you would like to donate to the Rosen Endowment, please make checks payable to Wayne State University Law School with "Rosen" in the memo line. Checks can be sent to:

Wayne Law
Attn: Carolyn Noble
471 W. Palmer St., Suite 3505
Detroit, MI 48202

Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202

For more information about this event, please contact Carolyn Noble at 313-577-9238 or

Submissions for this form have closed on October 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm.