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Prof. Elizabeth McCormick in the Tulsa World


Professor Elizabeth McCormick, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning at the College of Law and Director of the Immigrants Rights Project at the Boesche Legal Clinic, appears in the Tulsa World with, Trump Rhetoric Demonizes Immigrants, Despite Evidence.

Prof. McCormick founded and continues to direct the Immigrant Rights Project, a law school clinical education program in which law students represent clients in immigration matters. Since 2008, McCormick has served as Director of Clinical Education Programs at the College of Law. In addition to teaching students in the Immigrant Rights Project Clinical Program, McCormick also teaches Immigration Law and International Refugee and Asylum Law.

McCormick’s scholarship and advocacy focus on immigration law and policy, in particular the intersection of federal immigration law and policy and state and local immigration enforcement efforts. In her most recent article in the Lewis & Clark Law Review, McCormick examines the twenty year history of two federal “anti-sanctuary” laws, the ways in which state and federal courts have understood their meaning and purpose, and the evolving role of the statutes in the national immigration debate, in particular the struggle to define the proper role for state and local governments in immigration enforcement.