Georgetown Law Professors Discuss New Book on Asylum Adjudication

January 29, 2014 —


Georgetown University Law Center presents a discussion of Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security, a new book by Georgetown Law Professor Philip G. Schrag and Visiting Professor Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Temple Law Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales. 


Thursday, February 6, 2014
5:00 p.m.


Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Director of the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Human Rights Institute, Georgetown Law

Philip G. Schrag, Director of the Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown Law


Karen Musalo, Professor and Director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Hastings College of Law


The authors of Lives in the Balance spent three years studying the asylum adjudication database of the Department of Homeland Security, which contains 383,000 cases covering the period from 1995 through June 2009, making it one of the world's largest collections of data about adjudicated cases. The authors investigated patterns of adjudication nationwide and within each of the Department’s eight regional asylum offices. Their new book reveals what they discovered.

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