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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Immigration Debate Heating Up Across the Country

* NSU Home to Subject Matter Expert in Constitutional Law and Immigration *

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – In the wake of President Barack Obama’s Executive Action announcement last week, a fierce debate has been reignited across the country about immigration reform and the surrounding legalities of the issue.

Nova Southeastern University is home to a nationally renowned expert in this subject who can provide answers and insight on constitutional law as it pertains to immigration.

James Wilets, J.D., M.A.

James Wilets, J.D., M.A.

James Wilets, J.D., M.A., is a professor of law at NSU’s Shepard Broad School of Law.   Wilets teaches and writes in the areas of Constitutional Law, Immigration, International Law and Human Rights.  He has served as an expert witness in more than 90 asylum cases with respect to human rights country conditions. He has extensive experience working with the media on various stories, having been interviewed for radio and television regarding immigration and international law.  He also writes extensively on international and constitutional issues.

Wilets prepared, at the request of the UN Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali the first two drafts of a proposal for reforming the human rights functions of the United Nations, which was subsequently incorporated into the UN’s Agenda for Peace. Wilets worked as an attorney for the International Human Rights Law Group’s Rule of Law Project in Romania and led a joint mission to Liberia by the National Democratic Institute and the Carter Center.

Wilets is also the chair of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights. He received his master’s degree in International Relations from Yale University in 1994, his Juris doctorate from Columbia Law School in 1987 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1982.

Media working related stories who are interested in interviewing James Wilets, J.D., M.A., should contact NSU’s Public Affairs office at 954-262-5309 or 954-882-3570.

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is an independent, not-for-profit institution with 26,000 students at campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

About the Shepard Broad Law Center: About the NSU Shepard Broad Law Center: The Law Center is nationally recognized for leadership on diversity, international programs, and its Lawyering Skills and Values program, which emphasizes legal reasoning, writing, and research with an introduction to lawyer interviewing, counseling, negotiating, mediating, advocating, and other critical skills in a simulated law firm experience. The Law Center has a variety of interdisciplinary programs including partnerships with the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, the College of Medical Sciences, and many more. The Law Center is one of eighteen colleges and centers, with NSU being classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research activity.” NSU has grown to become the largest, not-for-profit, private university in Florida. http://www.nsulaw.nova.edu/

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Vera Mandilovitch | Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 (office)
954-882-3570 (cell)
vmandilovitch@nova.edu