Faculty News for Professor Anita Maddali
Director of Clinics and Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
Phone: (815) 753-0207
Maddali to Participate in Panel at Legal Anthropology Conference
Professor Anita Maddali will speak at "Anthropologies of Conflict in a New Millennium," the spring meeting of the American Ethnological Society & Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, on April 13, 2013 in Chicago. She will be part of a panel discussion entitled "Conflict through Care: Clashes between Global Youth, Families and the Law."
Professor Maddali Speaks at National Conference
Professor Anita Maddali was a speaker at the 16th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law from October 4-6, 2012. Professor Maddali was featured on a panel discussion entitled "Advocacy: Immigration Law and the Constitutional Rights of Immigrants after Padilla and Arizona." The panel was moderated by Hiroshi Motomura, Professor of Law, UCLA, and also included Linus Chan, Clinical Instructor, DePaul University College of Law; César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Assistant Professor of Law, Capital University Law School; and Nicholás Espíritu, Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Professor Anita Maddali Leads Discussion on Legal Clinic Design
Professor Maddali led a small group session at the AALS Clinical Conference in Los Angeles this May. The title of the session was "Enhancing Support and Balance for Clinicians Through Program Design." Professor Maddali co-presented with Annette Appell, Professor of Law at Washington University Law School and David Thronson, Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law.
Professor Anita Maddali Cited in New Jersey Supreme Court Decision
Professor Anita Maddali's piece "Padilla v. Kentucky: A New Chapter in Supreme Court Jurisprudence on Whether Deportation Constitutes Punishment for Lawful Permanent Residents?" from the American University Law Review was cited in State v. Gaitan and Goulbourne. The case was decided February 28, 2012 by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
The case involved two lawful permanent residents who pled guilty to drug offenses and as a result faced removal from the United States. Seeking post-conviction relief, they argued ineffective assistance of counsel because they were not informed of the immigration consequences of pleading guilty to the above-mentioned offenses.
The questions that the New Jersey Supreme Court considered were 1) whether Padilla v. Kentucky is entitled to retroactive application on collateral review and 2) whether the defense attorneys were ineffective under State v. Nunez-Valdez (also a New Jersey case). The New Jersey Supreme Court held that Padilla was not entitled to retroactive application -- because it announced a new constitutional rule -- and that defendants were not entitled to relief under their claim for ineffective assistance of counsel under state law because "neither defendant was affirmatively misadvised by counsel or established prejudice."