Posted: March 23rd, 2011 | By: Lisa Snedeker
The Conversations Committee is pleased to announce a special “Conversation With” Professor Margaret Taylor.
You may know her as a 1L professor of torts or the immigration law guru, but you have only begun to scratch the surface. In order to find out more, please join us Tuesday, March 29, at noon in Room 1312. Lunch will be provided, but please bring your own drink.
Every semester the “Conversation With…” series brings distinguished lawyers to campus for a unique conversation about their lives in the law. During the event, students get to hear interesting details about the speaker’s career and ask questions in an intimate setting.
In recent years, the series has featured several prominent figures including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Last semester, we had a wonderful and intriguing discussion with Ann Scales, a lawyer, teacher, and feminist activist.
Taylor is well known for her teaching and research on immigration detention policy and the deportation of criminal offenders. She is a recipient of the school’s Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award and of the Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She has testified on immigration detention before Congress and the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. She served as chair of the AALS section on Immigration Law, was appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration, and served on the Advisory Board of the Appearance Assistance Program of the Vera Institute of Justice. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, symposium and other presentations. Before teaching, Taylor clerked for Judge Jerre S. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and practiced law in Austin, Texas.