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The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy 2008 Symposium: The Law and Economics of Immigration, March 28

What does economics tell us about American immigration policy? 

Is there a difference between the case for open immigration and the case for free trade? 
Is U.S. immigration policy inconsistent with the typical justifications given for restricting immigration? 

Join us on March 28th as we explore these and other aspects of one of the most important public policy issues today from the perspective of law and economics.  Our distinguished guests will address such matters as protecting U.S. workers, America's capacity to absorb more immigrants, conflicts with business goals, widening income inequality, and new national security issues. The event will feature papers and presentations from leaders of the field, including: 
  • Donald J. Boudreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University 
  • Vernon M. Briggs, Jr., Emeritus  Professor of Labor Economics at the New York State School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Cornell University 
  • Howard F. Chang, Earle Hepburn Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School 
  • Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law and Asian American Studies at University of California, Davis 
  • Anna Williams Shavers, Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law and Liaison for the ABA Administrative Law Section to the ABA Commission on Immigration 

Date & Time
Friday, March 28
1 pm - 5 PM
Reception to follow
R.S.V.P. jlepsymposium@gmail.com by March 24

Hilton Garden Inn 
Arlington Courthouse Plaza 
1333 N Courthouse Road 
$20 for students
$40 for practitioners 
(CLE credits available)
Proper attire
Business casual