On Friday, April 13, 2018, Western State College of Law Immigration Clinic students Greyson Morain and Gabrielle Gilbertson argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Greyson and Gabrielle, along with classmate Jennifer Pyka, are enrolled in the Immigration Clinic’s Ninth Circuit Project, and have been representing their client, Machjay Yagao, in a petition before the Ninth Circuit since the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year. Earlier in the year, they research and wrote opening and reply briefs to the court. The case, Yagao v. Sessions, involves the intersection of criminal and immigration law.
A video of their oral argument is available here: A video of their oral argument is available here: https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_video.php?pk_vid=0000013556.
The students were directly supervised by Professor Andrew Knapp (WSCL ’95), adjunct professor with the Immigration Clinic.