Feb 1, 2007    #011
Contact: Nick Barron

Immigration law expert to lecture

Peter H. Schuck, author of “Diversity in America: Keeping Government at a Safe Distance,” will give a lecture on immigration law at the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law on Feb. 20.

            The lecture, “Immigration: The Disconnect Between Public Opinion and Public Policy,” is sponsored by the Joseph Cohen Lecture Series at UMKC School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP is not required, but is preferred by calling 816-235-1644 or by e-mail to

            Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and the author or co-editor of several books, including “The Limits of Law: Essays on Democratic Governance” and “Immigration Stories.” He serves as a contributing editor to “The American Lawyer.”

Schuck is formerly the principal deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master of Laws in international law from New York University, and a Master of Art in government from Harvard University.

      The Joseph Cohen Lecture Series honors the memory of Joseph Cohen, a 1925 graduate of the University of Kansas City School of Law, now the UMKC School of Law. The Series celebrates the courage and commitment of a lawyer to the causes of civil rights, individual liberty and religious freedom.

The UMKC School of Law is Kansas City’s only law school. The school offers emphasis in the areas of entrepreneurial/business law, the law of families and children, litigation and urban law. With its unique mentoring program, shared learning space for faculty and students and numerous clinics staffed by students, the school is a community of learners that bridges the gap between theory and practical application of the law.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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