At 4:42 PM on Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an unprecedented executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The full text of the order is available from the whitehouse.gov site.
NOTE: The Official Text was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 1, 2017.
Many lawyers (and law students) have headed to airports to assist detained individuals. LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law have granted permission to AUWCL students involved in such efforts to use Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law on behalf of immigrants or refugees.
Attorneys and law students interested in volunteering to represent immigrants, can take advantage of PLI's extensive programming, including a brand new One Hour Briefing on Habeas Petitions. Their On-Demand programs are available to you through our PLI Discover Plus subscription (see links below). Their programs cover topics such as Representing Unaccompanied Children and Defending Immigration Removal. They also have an upcoming program on Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants, which will be available via live webcast. (Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the program, please see the application here: http://www.pli.edu/Content/Pro_Bono/_/N-8q).
On-Demand Programming includes:
Users may also consult the following subject headings from the Pence Law Library Catalog to find books and materials available at the library:
Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook is the go to guide for immigration and refugee research. It is available at Pence by asking at the circulation desk or through the library's AILA subscription (current WCL students, faculty and staff only).
Many practitioners have access to Fastcase through their bar or alumni associations. A list of bar associations with free access to Fastcase is available here: http://www.fastcase.com/barmembers/.
Topical Legal Databases
General Legal Databases
Indexes & Abstracts
Access to Hein Online & Fastcase
WCL alumni have access to HeinOnline's Law Journal database and Fastcase’s federal and state case law collection via Hein. Alumni access to HeinOnline is available through the CareerLink home page that can be accessed using a personal login and password. To request a CareerLink account, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name, date of graduation, degree program, and your primary e-mail address (which will become your CareerLink username). Registration may take up to two business days.
Other Databases & Resources
Due to license restrictions, WCL cannot offer remote access to other subscription-based databases to graduates, but Pence staff members welcome and encourage the use of the library's website and catalog at http://library.wcl.american.edu/. WCL alumni are also welcome to use the library and its collections the old-fashioned way—by stopping in during public hours. Reference librarians are happy to assist graduates with research . To contact a reference librarian, email email@example.com.
Chat Service is offered during Reference Desk hours, and is available to AU and WCL currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
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