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The Legacy of the Immigrant Workplace

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Biotechnology Building, G10
Central Campus

Distinguished Lecture in Honor of Alice Hanson Cook

The Legacy of the Immigrant Workplace: Lessons for the 21st Century Economy with Leticia Saucedo, U.C. Davis

Leticia Saucedo is an expert in employment, labor, and immigration law. She taught Torts and Immigration Law and co-directed the Immigration Law Clinic at the Wm. S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) until 2010. She has developed courses in international and domestic service learning that explore the immigration consequences of crime and domestic violence in a post-conflict society.

Saucedo's research interests lie at the intersections of employment, labor, and immigration law. Her law review articles have appeared in Notre Dame Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Buffalo Law Review, the Richmond Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Harvard Latino Law Review, the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the American Law Institute.

Saucedo earned her AB, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1984 and her JD, cum laude, in 1996 from Harvard Law School, where she was managing editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. After law school, she served as briefing attorney to Chief Justice Thomas Phillips of the Texas Supreme Court. She then became an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson in New York City, where she was the recipient of the Fried Frank MALDEF Fellowship. From 1999 to 2003, she worked as a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in San Antonio, Texas, where she litigated employment and education cases.

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