Centenary celebrates Constitution Day with talk by immigration attorney

SHREVEPORT, LA — Lara Nochomovitz, an immigration attorney working in Louisiana, will give a talk at Centenary focused on her role in bringing justice for immigrants, especially those detained as asylum seekers. Nochomovitz’s talk is presented as Centenary’s annual Constitution Day observance and will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 114, Mickle Hall.

Constitution Day commemorates the ratification of the United States Constitution in September 1787 and is celebrated across the country with local events focused on constitutional history and citizenship.

Nochomovitz has dedicated her career to the pursuit of justice, particularly for populations who may not have a voice. In November of 2018, her work brought her to Louisiana as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention multiplied in the deep south. Nochomovitz grapples daily with changes in immigration law, including regulations and their application, as well as questions related to due process and human rights. As an immigration lawyer, her role often transcends that of counsel to include social worker, surrogate mother, and friend.

Nochomovitz previously worked as a civil litigator and also as the Title IX Coordinator at Hofstra University. She is a graduate of Pomona College and Case Western University School of Law.

The Centenary College Registrar’s Office will host an on-campus voter registration drive in conjunction with Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Louisiana and Texas students will be able to complete voter registration forms and students from other states can stop by the office to receive guidance on how to register in their home states.

For more information about Constitution Day and the Constitution Day lecture, please contact Centenary assistant professor of political science Mark Leeper at mleeper@centenary.edu.


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