Constitution Day 2012
Baker Trial Courtroom
The topic for this year's Constitution Day program is immigration and the effect on access to higher education for undocumented students. Specifically, the debate topic will be “Whether the newly minted “deferred action” for immigrants who would qualify for deportation relief under Executive Order should include a corresponding right to establish legal residency under state law in order to apply for financial aid and to pay in-state tuition.
The program will start with arguments from the Rutgers Newark collegiate debate team, followed by a respondents panel, including invited guests: Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, Marisol Conde-Hernandez (NJ DREAM Act Coalition), Iván Espinoza-Madrigal (Lambda Legal, www.lambdalegal.org), Masiel Valentin (immigration attorney), Alex Shalom (ACLU), and Jackie Vimo (New York Immigration Coalition).
Vice Dean and Clinical Professor Ronald Chen, former NJ Public Advocate and ACLU Board member, will serve as moderator.
- Thu. May. 23: Commencement (CN, GS, SPA)
- Fri. May. 24: Commencement (Law)
- Tue. May. 28: Summer Session Begins
- Wed. Aug. 14: Summer Session Ends