Will the Executive Orders on Immigration Hold Up in Court?

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University of St. Thomas General Counsel and law professors form a panel to explore the implications and legality of President Trump's executive orders on immigration.

Date & Time:

Monday, February 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Free and open to the public. 1.5 CLE credits pending. Light refreshments will be served.


Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis campus


Approved for 1.5 Standard Credits (event code: 23697)

President Trump’s series of executive orders banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and heightening border security and immigration enforcement resulted in extended detentions of immigrants at airports and sparked protests around the country.  The Trump administration argues that the orders lie within the president's authority.  However, federal judges across the country have been consistently imposing and upholding restraining orders preventing implementation of the orders.  Join University of St. Thomas law professors for a panel discussion exploring the historical context of such executive orders, as well as the legality and implications of President Trump’s recent executive orders.   


  • Thomas C. Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy
  • Robert Kahn, Associate Professor of Law
  • Sara Gross Methner, General Counsel
  • Joel Nichols, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
  • Virgil Wiebe, Robins Kaplan Director of Clinical Education and Professor of Law


  • Elizabeth Schiltz, Murphy Institute Co-Director, Professor of Law, and Thomas J. Abood Research Scholar
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