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 Inspiring Paths: Hallie Ryan ('13)


Date: 02/22/2019
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Contact: Office of Career Planning

Location: Lawyers Club Lounge

Description: Hallie Ryan is the Managing Attorney for the Falls Church Office of the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), a Virginia-based non-profit and legal aid organization which battles poverty, inequity and injustice though individual and systemic litigation, advocacy, and community organizing. Hallie works in LAJC's Immigrant Advocacy Program representing individuals in state, federal and immigration Court.

Hallie is lead counsel on the first lawsuit in the Nation challenging unconstitutional racial profiling and warrantless home arrests and raids by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the Trump Administration. She also leads the organization's efforts to reform immigration bond practices and other 'crimmigration' issues. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of LAJC's Northern Virginia office.

Before joining LAJC, Hallie led the Criminal Justice Initiative at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. There she investigated and sued state and local jurisdictions across the country for operating modern day debtors' prisons by imprisoning people who could not afford to pay court fines and fees. She also brought litigation against states who denied indigent criminal defendants their right to counsel and companies which discriminated against people with criminal records. Hallie also led the organization's role in President Obama's federal clemency initiative and advocated for federal sentencing reform and decriminalization legislation.

Come spend a night with the public interest community and hear Hallie speak about her efforts to fight discrimination and unconstitutional State action, the rewards, challenges, and responsibilities of public service, and why no matter where you find yourself during or following law school, as a Michigan Law graduate you will be in a position to make a difference and improve the world around you.

Please RSVP to this dinner event via Symplicity by no later than Friday, January 25th .