Book Talk with Lenni Benson (Webinar)

Free Event

Safe Passage Project is hosting a webinar with co-editors Professor Benson (New York Law School) and Professor Crock (University of Sydney) to share more about their new groundbreaking book, Protecting Migrant Children: In Search of Best Practice. Please join us for a discussion of the urgent issue of child migration in the U.S. and around the world, moderated by Safe Passage Project Senior Staff Attorney for Training, Alexandra Rizio.

Lenni B Benson is a Professor of Law at New York Law School. In 2012, she founded the Safe Passage Project, a non-profit organization that has aided over 1,500 unaccompanied youth by recruiting and mentoring pro bono counsel. She is a member of several national task forces on the needs of migrant youth, and has been a speaker for the federal government at national trainings. In 2012 she completed, with Russell Wheeler, a study of the immigration courts for the Administrative Conference of the United States. She has won many honors and served in leadership positions related to her work in immigration law. Her book Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies (with Curcio, Jeffers and Yale-Loehr) was published by LexisNexis in 2013 and is annually updated by Carolina Academic Press.

Mary Crock has worked in the area of immigration and refugee law since 1985. She is Professor of Public Law in the University of Sydney’s Law School. Co-founder in 1989 of the specialist community legal service now known as Refugee Legal in Melbourne, Victoria, she has been recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law since 1994. She has served on a variety of national, state and NGO bodies relating to immigration, refugees, disability and child protection. She has written extensively on issues related to immigration and refugee law, authoring 13 books and over 75 book chapters and refereed articles. Mary has had a research focus on the laws, policies and practices involving migrant children since 2004, working with Jacqueline Bhabha on the three-country Seeking Asylum Alone project and later on the Australian-based Small Mercies, Big Futures Project acknowledged earlier. Her most recent book (with L Smith-Khan, B Saul and RC McCallum) is The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities: Forgotten and Invisible? (Elgar Publishing, 2017).

After registering using the link provided, you will receive an email providing the dial-in information to join the webinar.


November 15, 2018, 2:00PM — 3:00PM