Immigration attorney to deliver Cohen lecture


Ground-breaking immigration attorney Stephen W. Manning will deliver the two-part I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy at Wayne State University Law School on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The afternoon lecture, “Relentlessly Winning: Five Things I Learned (the hard way) in High Impact Asylum Litigation,” will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The evening lecture, “Massive Law at Sites of Resistance: A Theory, a Framework and a Platform for Defending the Rule of Law in Hostile Locations,” will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register for the afternoon lecture , visit  To register for the evening lecture, visit

The events will be presented in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Manning is founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC in Portland, Oregon, and founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next-generation activism against the mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. He has received multiple national awards recognizing his impact on immigration law and litigation. In 2017, the Financial Times awarded him its Legal Innovator of the Year Award.

The I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy was established by the family of the late I. Goodman Cohen, a prominent trial lawyer who was active in the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, known today as the Michigan Association for Justice.


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