Attorney Angela Morrison is HASS Distinguished Alum Guest
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2009
USU alum Angela Morrison presents "Myths and Realities of Immigration" during her presentation Friday, April 17. All are invited.
The legal director of the Nevada Immigrant Resource Project (NIRP) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law is the next guest in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series at Utah State University.
Angela Morrison speaks Friday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. at the USU Haight Alumni Center (approximately 650 N. 800 East, Logan). Members of the public are invited to join students and faculty at USU for the presentation.
Morrison will present “Myths and Realities of Immigration” during her presentation that includes an overview of immigration history and a discussion of how the immigration system actually works. A discussion of immigrants and public belief in relation to taxes, economic contributions, welfare and schools is included.
“We are honored to have Angela Morrison join our series,” said Yolanda Flores Niemann, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. “Immigration is an important topic to the public and the news media. This topic became especially pertinent to Cache Valley after the 2006 event during which many local immigrants were deported by the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service). In addition, we have a growing immigrant community in Cache Valley. I’m sure that Ms. Morrison will provide valuable insights.”
The HASS Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series was created to show current students, especially those in the college, how the guests’ education at Utah State impacted their lives.
“The experiences of our accomplished alumni help students and community members understand the connections between their educations and their lives,” Niemann said.
Morrison earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in classics from USU in 2002. She graduated summa cum laude from William S. Boyd School of Law in 2005 and was named the William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate. During her time there, she also served as editor-in-chief for the “Nevada Law Journal.”
Morrison joined NIRP following time with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she was the first EEOC trial attorney in Las Vegas. While at EEOC, she engaged in complex employment discrimination litigation and prosecuted several cases involving multiple class members. She gave a number of presentations about federal employment discrimination law to community groups, professional organizations and employer groups. Prior to her work with EEOC, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Philip M. Pro, United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
For information on the Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, contact the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, (435) 797-4072.
Writer: Patrick Williams (435) 797-1354
Contact: Teri Guy, HASS office (435) 797-4072