2022 Law Review Symposium

St. John's Law Review Symposium:
40th Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe and Immigration Law in the United States

November 4, 2022

The St. John’s Law Review invites you to attend a virtual symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historical Plyler v. Doe decision. Join a diverse group of legal scholars and practitioners as they discuss the history of Plyler, the rights of undocumented children seeking entry into the United States, ongoing challenges plaguing the U.S. immigration system, and possible solutions to those problems.

The symposium proceedings are dedicated to the late Professor Michael A. Olivas, whose immigration law scholarship and contributions as a change agent in the field endure for the benefit of us all.

Friday, November 4, 2022

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The symposium will livestream on Zoom.


Keynote Speaker
Rachel Moran, Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of Law

Dedication to Professor Michael A. Olivas
Leonard M. Baynes, Dean, The University of Houston Law Center

Panel I: Plyler v. Doe and the Rights of Undocumented Children in the United States

Rosemary C. Salomone, Kenneth Wang Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Penn State Law

Martin Guggenheim, Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law Emeritus, New York University School of Law

Sejal Singh, Assistant Professor in the Division of Legal Studies, St. John’s University

Nicholas Espíritu, Supervising Attorney, National Immigration Law Center

Panel II: Ongoing Challenges Plaguing the U.S. Immigration System and Possible Solutions

Sheldon A. Evans, Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law

Jenny-Brooke Condon, Professor, Seton Hall Law School

Lori Nessel, Professor, Seton Hall Law School

Austin Kocher, Research Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

Maximiliano Gabriel Gluzman, Fellow, Belmont University School of Law

Vanessa H. Merton, Professor, Pace University School of Law

Register to Attend
There is no fee to attend the symposium, but registration is required.
Please register online

Please email [email protected] to learn more about the symposium.

See you there!

Thank you to our co-sponsors.