U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services chief counsel to give Tyrrell Williams Lecture April 11​


Stephen H. Legomsky, JD, DPhil, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services chief counsel, plans to discuss the evolving topic of immigration law at Washington University in St. Louis Thursday, April 11.

Legomsky will present the 2012-13 Tyrrell Williams Lecture, “Immigration and the Role of the Government Attorney.”

Legomsky, the John S. Lehmann University Professor, is on leave as a faculty member of Washington University School of Law.

Legomsky is an internationally recognized expert in U.S., comparative and international immigration and refugee law and policy.

Following the Obama administration’s major reform efforts, Legomsky is serving as principal legal adviser to the agency that will implement the central components of the proposed comprehensive immigration legislation.

His lecture is at 4 p.m. April 11 in Anheuser-Busch Hall. Law School Dean Kent Syverud, JD, and U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton, JD, also will make remarks.

The lecture is eligible for one Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit hour for attorneys in Missouri.

In September, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., JD, will give the Tyrrell Williams Lecture. Verrilli argued for the Obama administration in the case of National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, in which the U.S. Supreme Court last year generally found the Affordable Care Act constitutional.

For more information about the lecture and Legomsky, visit here.