Lenni Benson Appointed Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law

Lenni Benson Appointed Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lenni Benson Appointed Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law

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Big news for a wonderful immigration law professor at New York Law School.  Here is a portion of the press release:

“Lenni B. Benson has been appointed the Distinguished Chair in Immigration and Human Rights Law at New York Law School (NYLS), Dean Anthony W. Crowell announced today.

Professor Benson is an internationally recognized advocate who has taught at NYLS for 25 years and established NYLS’s Immigration Law and Litigation Clinic. Through the clinic, NYLS students help represent unaccompanied children and teenagers in immigration court, where no lawyer is otherwise provided. Professor Benson also founded the Safe Passage Project, an independent nonprofit housed at NYLS that recruits, trains, and mentors attorneys to assist unaccompanied youth facing deportation. With more than 1,000 active cases, the Safe Passage Project is the largest nonprofit in New York City serving the needs of immigrant children. No other U.S. law school has launched this type of integrated community service project.

Professor Benson’s investiture ceremony is November 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at NYLS. It follows a daylong immigration law symposium she organized: A Century of Targeting Immigrants: From the Red Scare to the Travel Ban.”

KJ

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Published at Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:49:26 +0000