Suffolk Law Hosts New Young Americans Conference Jan. 8-9, 2004


What: The New Young Americans Conference, a project of the Juvenile Justice Center at Suffolk University Law School, will be held on January 8-9, 2004 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Suffolk University Law School, located at 120 Tremont Street in Boston.
The conference, titled “New Young Americans: Charting a Course for Immigrant Youth in a Changing Commonwealth,” will examine some of the issues facing immigrant youth, who comprise more than 13% of the school-age children in Massachusetts.
On Thursday, January 8, panel discussions will focus on issues relating to the juvenile justice system and law enforcement. On Friday, January 9, issues discussed will include access to higher education, MCAS and bilingual education.
At the opening of the conference, the results of a recent survey of 300 immigrant youth will be released. The survey reflects how immigrant youth navigate both the juvenile justice and education systems.

Who:  The Keynote Speaker on January 8 will be Pierre-Richard Prosper, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, U.S. State Dept. The Keynote Speaker on January 9 will be Dr. Mary C. Waters, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.   
When:  January 8-9, 2004 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Suffolk University Law School, David J. Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street (First Floor Function Room), Boston, MA

Suffolk University Law School was founded in l906 and has grown to be one of the largest law schools in the country. The Law School is located in the legal and business center of Boston, Massachusetts. In l999, newly-built Sargent Hall was dedicated and is the most technologically-advanced law school of its kind, exemplified by Internet access at every seat in the classrooms, library, dining room and common areas. The core curriculum provides a strong legal foundation for more than 200 upper-level elective courses as well as five specialty concentrations in the JD program and five joint-degree programs that combine law with business, public administration, international economics, finance and criminal justice.

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