On April 25, 2018, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v Hawaii, that case that will decide the future of the “Muslim Ban.” From the very beginning, our clients have been among those whose lives have been thrown into chaos by this poorly enacted, ever-shifting, Islamophobic policy. On April 24th, attorneys from our International Refugee Assistance Project will lead a teach-in on what is at stake in Trump v Hawaii, what’s likely to happen at the Supreme Court, and the future refugees are facing from here. RSVP now.
This is our second Speaker Series on the Muslim Ban. For information on our first event, click here. To learn more about our Speaker Series in general, click here. And to find out about getting involved with our Young Professional Network, which hosts these events, please click here.
Staff Attorney, International Refugee Assistance Project at UJC
Linda Evarts is a joint staff attorney in IRAP’s Litigation Department and the National Immigration Law Center. She was previously a staff attorney at The Bronx Defenders, where she represented hundreds of indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Bronx Criminal and Supreme Court. After law school, Linda served as law clerk to the Honorable Dolly M. Gee of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Linda graduated from Yale Law School, where she received the C. Larue Munson Prize for her work in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic. During law school, Linda was an intern at the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Orleans Public Defenders, and she was an editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. Prior to law school, Linda was a U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia, and she worked as a paralegal at the Federal Defenders of New York. Linda earned a B.A. from Brown University with Honors in Latin American Studies.
More to be announced soon!