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ABA Journal tells AVC Aldana's personal story, larger story of displaced people

News Posted on November 19, 2019

The ABA Journal interviewed Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity and Professor of Law Raquel E. Aldana about her work as an immigration and human rights attorney and scholar. The Journal detailed her family’s personal story of fleeing El Salvador in 1980 as part of a broader story of the more recent displacement of millions of people because of persecution, conflict and violence around the world.  Read the story

Raquel E. Aldana joined UC Davis in 2017. She was a professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, before joining the McGeorge School of Law faculty in 2009. Her scholarship has focused on transitional justice, criminal justice reforms, and sustainable development in Latin America, as well as immigrant rights in the United States. She founded and directed the McGeorge School of Law’s Inter-American Program, which trained bilingual and bicultural lawyers for transnational careers or to work with the growing Latino population in the United States. She served as the school’s associate dean for faculty scholarship, 2013-17.