On October 8, 2021, immigration lawyers Reis Pagtakhan and Jessica Jensen will present at the Belmont Law Review Fall 2021 Symposium.
The theme for this year’s symposium is “Contemporary Issues in Immigration Law.”
Together, Reis and Jessica will share their comparative law research on: “Is the Future of the U.S. Immigration System Just North of the Border? Why Canada’s Economic Immigration System Should be Adopted by the U.S.”
Other symposium topics include: migrant family detention and family separation, intersection of racial justice and immigrant rights, and immigration pathways for businesses.
The Belmont Law Review is an biannually published student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal at Belmont University College of Law. Each issue of the Law Review publishes articles from law professors and practitioners, as well as notes from current law students. Belmont University College of Law is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.- 3:25 p.m. online via Zoom
Cost: Free for all Tennessee-licensed attorneys
CLE: Tennessee licensed attorneys are eligible to receive up to 6.25 general hours of CLE credit for this event.
About Reis Pagtakhan
Reis is a Canadian corporate immigration lawyer with more than 26 years of experience advising businesses and individuals on immigration matters. His international trade and customs practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with Canadian sanction, export control, anti-bribery laws, and customs seizures and fines. He also contributes to numerous papers, presentations, and op-eds, both in Canada and on the world’s stage. Reis earned his law degree in Canada from Manitoba and also completed a course on Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law from American University Washington College of Law.
About Jessica Jensen
Jessica is an associate at MLT Aikins Firm where she practices in U.S. and Canadian Immigration Law. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Dakota and is a member in good standing with the Minnesota and North Dakota Bars, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She also serves as the Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Canada chapter.