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Maureen Sweeney

Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Panelist, Visions for the Future: Ways to Create a Just and Humane Immigration System

Maureen Sweeney is a Law School Professor and the Faculty Director of the University of Maryland Carey Law School’s Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice.  She has directed the Immigration Clinic at the law school since 2004.  Before that, she worked as a staff attorney at Catholic Charities Esperanza Center in Baltimore and as a legal aid lawyer for migrant farmworkers.  As a teacher and a scholar, Maureen writes and has trained lawyers and law students in Maryland and around the country on immigration-related topics like asylum, the immigration consequences of convictions, and the relationship between the immigration court system and the U.S. federal courts.  She serves as an advisor to various advocacy groups, including the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG), the ACLU of Maryland, the Annapolis Immigrant Justice Network, and Kids in Need of Defense in Baltimore. You can follow her on Twitter @LawProfMSweeney.