Pipeline Conference 2017
In early 2017, the president politicked for border walls, and the federal courts ruled on Muslim bans. Debates on these issues engaged the public and ruled the airwaves. And on March 31, 2017, over 100 undergraduate and high school students attended a pipeline conference at Denver Law entitled “Muslim Bans, Border Walls and America’s Promise of Equality: Why Laws (and a Law Degree) Matter.” The program lasted all day and offered students—attending along with teachers, mentors and parents—plenty to think and talk about on the substance of the law and also how to prepare for, apply to and succeed in law school.
Sahar Aziz, professor at Texas A&M University School of Law gave the conference keynote address, “Guarding the Guardians: Lawyers at the Forefront of Social Justice.” The morning program also featured a panel of practitioners and professors offering their views on the question, “What Does Resistance Look Like?”
The afternoon began with a mock law school class on immigration law taught by Denver Law Professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández. A panel of current law students and two practicing attorneys offered their views on law school and the legal profession. Two students and admissions officers from Denver Law and the University of Colorado Law School then discussed preparing for law school and the application process. The day ended with a reception for attendees and speakers.