Loyola University Chicago

Student Activities

School of Law

Symposium Schedule

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


All events will take place in the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th floor.


8:30 a.m. • Registration and Refreshments


9:00 a.m. • Featured Speaker

Howard Davidson
ABA Center on Children and the Law


10:00 a.m. • Break


10:15 a.m. • Morning Panel
"The Access of Undocumented Minors to Basic Rights"

Maria Woltjen 
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Alie Kabba
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
United African Organization

Julie Sollinger
Cook County Public Guardian

Yali Lincroft
American Humane Association’s Migration and Child Welfare National Network



12:00 p.m. • Lunch Panel
"Youth Voices: What is it like to grow up undocumented in the United States?"

Young adults discuss their own experience of how being undocumented has affected their lives thus far.


1:00 pm • Break

1:15 p.m. • Afternoon Panel
The Detaining and Deportation of Minors

Alexandra Fung,
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Sioban Albiol
DePaul University College of Law

Elizabeth Frankel
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Rigo Padilla