Mr. Robert Rubin

Date: April 2, 2010
Interviewers: Mei Li I ('11), Emma S ('11), Patrick S ('11), Matt G ('10), Andrew L ('10), Carla T ('10), Robyn M ('10), Leo S ('10), Talia C ('10), and Kathryn K ('10), with Deborah Dent-Samake & Howard Levin
Location: Urban School of San Francisco


Robert Rubin, a civil rights attorney since 1978, has been Legal Director for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in the areas of immigration and voting rights. Prior to coming to the Lawyers' Committee, he was the ACLU staff counsel in Jackson, Mississippi. In the area of immigrant and refugee rights, he has successfully litigated more than 20 class actions. Mr. Rubin was co-lead counsel in the Prop. 187 class action that successfully challenged the threatened expulsion of undocumented children from California schools. He was co-counsel in the litigation that forced the Clinton Administration to release hundreds of Haitian asylum seekers from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
[From the Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights website.]

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