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Fordham University, Visual Arts Department

Lincoln Center Campus



Please join us for a presentation by:

Charles Mario Russell, Esq.


Director, Immigrant and Refugee Services (Senior Attorney) Catholic
Charities, NY. Adjunct Professor, St. John's University Law.
Friday April 29th, 2016, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Lowenstein Room SL24H (Visual Arts Complex)
Mario Russell will be giving a presentation on selected topics regarding
immigration and asylum law. He will then share some of his experiences as
Senior Attorney for Catholic Charities, Refugee and Immigration Legal
Services.
Mario Russell principally conducts and supervises federal administrative and
U.S. Court of Appeals litigation for asylum seekers and immigrants. He
teaches the Refugee and Immigrant Rights Litigation Clinic at the St. Johns
University School of Law and the New York Law School, as well as courses
on domestic immigration law and comparative asylum
protection/international human rights in Rome, Italy. Mario has served as a
consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in
Hungary and Poland and has advised the National Commission on Migration
in Thailand. Mario also conducts federal and state legislative advocacy on
issues such as comprehensive immigration reform and other refugee
protection issues. Previously, he served as Regional Director for CLINIC,
where he provided technical and litigation support to NGOs throughout the
United States, he worked as a litigation associate at Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin
and Kahn, and served for two years as judicial law clerk on the U.S. District
Court. Mario is a frequent lecturer and panelist on refugee and immigration
law and litigation at national and regional conferences and trainings by
organizations such as the New York Immigration Coalition and the American
Immigration Lawyers Association.
This event is part of an on going series of presentations in conjunction with
the upcoming exhibition What This Journey Breeds in the Ildiko Butler
Gallery, Lincoln Center Campus, May 31, 2016 to September 30th, 2016, and
is sponsored by Fordham University, Institute of International and
Humanitarian Affairs, and The Refugee and Immigrant Fund