Veronica Bernal 3L presents paper at national migration conference
Oct. 11, 2013 – University of Houston Law Center student Veronica Bernal 3L received a travel grant to present her paper on immigration and human rights during the Migration Without Boundaries Conference Oct. 5 at Michigan State University.
Bernal spoke on a panel dealing with Latino migration in the United States. Her paper, Issues at the Intersection of Immigration and Human Rights Law, also relates to the issue of Mexican asylum seekers and children who are subject to the Hague Convention concerning civil aspects of international child abduction. Her paper was written in conjunction with a research project under supervision of Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the Immigration Clinic.
“The conference was a meaningful milestone for migration studies and was an excellent opportunity for professional exchange with a cohort of scholars interested in issues of migration and mobility from all over the country,” Bernal said.
“As a learning opportunity, there was a tremendous breadth of different topics presented by leading scholars and practitioners,” she continued. “This conference fulfilled my profound interest in studies on multicultural issues as well as the direction of research in migration both within the United States and to the United States.
“This was a first for me to present my own project in a professional conference and I received valuable feedback from professionals and doctoral students alike.”