JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The Robert H. Jackson Center, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues announced the addition of Joyce White Vance to its Friday, June 23, 2017 program at the Jackson Center.  Entitled “How ‘Far Gone’ Are We Now?: Immigration, Security, & American Values, from Justice Jackson’s Time to Our Own”, the program will feature lectures and panel discussions by leading immigration law professionals. Robert H. Jackson Center President Susan Moran Murphy made the announcement.

Vance is the recently retired U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, having served under the Obama administration since 2009. During her seven years as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the 31-county Northern District of Alabama, Vance maintained a keen commitment to protecting civil rights. Additionally, Vance served on Attorney General Eric Holder’s Advisory Committee from 2009-2011. Prior to her appointment as U.S. Attorney, Vance spent 18 years in the federal prosecutor’s office, last serving as chief of its Appellate Division. Before that, she served as both an appellate lawyer and as a criminal prosecutor. Following her retirement this year, Vance was named the University of Alabama’s Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of Law. Vance will address “Security and Civil Rights” and specifically “The Role of the Prosecutor in Protecting Civil Rights and Keeping Communities Safe.”

Vance joins an all-star lineup of immigration and civil rights law professionals that includes John Q. Barrett, Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow and Board Member of the Robert H. Jackson Center & Professor of Law at St. John’s University; Lucas Guttentag, Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School & Distinguished Senior Fellow and Lecturer, Yale Law School; Rick Su, Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law; Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law & Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law; and Margo Schlanger, University of Michigan Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law.

The Friday, June 23, 2017 program begins at 10am and concludes at 3:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of all, or any part of, the morning and afternoon sessions and the keynote speaker luncheon. Space is still available and interested parties can register online at  http://bit.ly/RHJCHowFarGone, by calling (716) 483-6646, or by emailing info@roberthjackson.org.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites, engages, and inspires students of all ages, scholars, educators, and community, corporate, and government leaders to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s life and work.