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Friday, October 8, 2010

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Armstrong Hall

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (retired)
Introductory remarks by
Sandra Day O'Connor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (ret.)
Professor Douglas S. Massey
Keynote address by
Douglas S. Massey
the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Immigration is a divisive American issue.  As Congress has been unable to pass immigration reform, state involvement in immigration policy and enforcement has grown, with several states enacting laws aimed at reducing levels of illegal immigration.  Arizona’s new immigration law, commonly referred to as SB 1070, sparked a firestorm of debate, provoked a number of private lawsuits, inspired lawmakers in other state to propose similar legislation, and prompted a legal challenge by the federal government.

This conference is designed to explore the complex legal and policy issues raised by increasing state involvement in immigration.  Obviously, Arizona is now ground zero in the national debate both about the appropriate immigration policy for the nation and whether such a policy should be developed by the states or by the federal government.  But so far the debate has generated far more heat than light.  What the state and the country need is a much more thoughtful analysis of the legal, social, political, and economic issues at play.

The conference will take place in Armstrong Hall at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law located at:

1100 S. McAllister Ave
Tempe, Arizona 85287

**Important Parking Information:
There are two Visitor's Pay Lots on campus are available for attendees (P on the interactive map). The first one is located at the southwest corner of Rural and Terrace (enter on Terrace). Due to construction, this lot is only accessible from Rural Road. The second lot is located at the northwest corner of Apache and Normal (enter on Lemon St.). Please note, they accept CASH ONLY.

Conference Schedule

Click here for the full program (pdf)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Time Event
8-9 am Registration and continental breakfast
9-9:30 am Welcome
Alan Matheson, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU

Introductory Remarks
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.)
9:30-10 am ARIZONA SENATE BILL 1070: AN OVERVIEW
Carissa Byrne Hessick, Associate Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU
10-10:15 am Break
10:15 am-noon Panel Discussion
Moderated by Charles Calleros, Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

AMBIGUITIES IN THE REASSERTION OF FEDERAL CONTROL
Cristina Rodríguez, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

DISCOURSE FEDERALISM AND THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON IMMIGRATION
Rick Su, Associate Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo

PREEMPTION AND THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS:
FROM HAZELTON TO SB 1070

Lucas Guttentag, National Director, ACLU Foundation Immigrants’ Rights Project
Robina Foundation Distinguished Senior Fellow in Residence, Yale Law School

THE CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES OF RACE:
COMPARING THE FEDERAL AND PRIVATE LAWSUITS CHALLENGING SB 1070

Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, UCLA Law School

THE PROBLEMATICS OF PREEMPTION:
FEDERALISM AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
noon-12:30 pm Lunch - Rotunda
12:30-1:30 pm Keynote address

HOW ARIZONA BECAME GROUND ZERO IN THE NATION'S WAR ON IMMIGRANTS
Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Princeton Universty
1:30-1:45 pm Break
1:45-3:30 pm Panel discussion
Moderated by Douglas Sylvester, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty Research and
Development, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

EXPLAINING ARIZONA
Juliet Stumpf, Associate Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

CRACKED MIRROR:
SB 1070 AND OTHER STATE REGULATION OF IMMIGRATION THROUGH CRIMINAL LAW

Marc Miller, Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

THE “THIN BLUE LINE” OF STATE IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT
Doris Marie Provine, Professor, School of Social Transformation, ASU

ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SUBFEDERAL IMMIGRATION REGULATION
Huyen Pham, Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

PROPORTIONALITY IN IMMIGRATION POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT
Michael Wishnie, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
3:30-3:45 pm Break
3:45-5 pm Roundtable of Community Leaders
Moderated by Shelli Soto, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Life
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

Rep. David Lujan, D-Phoenix, Arizona House of Representatives

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, Arizona House of Representatives

Cameron Holmes, Senior Litigator, Criminal Division, Financial Remedies Section
Arizona Attorney General’s Office