Davis Asylum (Petitioner)
Davis, CA
Members: Leena Sabagh, Bismah Jaffer
Coaches: Jesse Sanchez and Kenneth Taketa (Alumni)
Description of Issues:

Whether the constrution of the DOJ and DOH Security's ayslum regulation, 8 C.F.R. section 208.13(c)(4) is substantially valid under the Chevron test? 

Whether Abel has suffered a well-founded fear of persecution?

Petitioner Carolina Abel is a member of the growing religious group, Stars and Comets Faith which is predominantly practiced in North America, specifically the small island in the Carribean Sainte Michelle.  Governmental parties running for office in Sainte Michelle have called for a nationwide expulsion of all Stars and Comets faithful which sparked violence against members of the religious group.  In fear for her life, Ms. Abel fled in hopes of finding refuge in the United States where many other Stars and Comets safely practice their faith.  However, before entering the US, Ms. Abel had to flee to the bordering country Azteca, which had close political and economic ties to Sainte Michelle.  Ms. Abel suffered further hardship and violence in Azteca and was recently denied asylum based on the Immigration Judge's determination that the incidents in Azteca did not meet the persecution standard nor the fear of future persecution.

Scheduling Contact: Jesse Sanchez (Jesse.Sanchez@UChastings.edu)
Document(s): I will e-mail bench memos.
Tue. January 28
12:00PM - 1:00PM B1 (Closed)
Wed. January 29
6:00PM - 7:00PM F (Closed)
Fri. January 31
5:30PM - 7:30PM MCR Nick Amrita
Sun. February 2
11:00AM - 1:00PM F
Mon. February 3
6:00PM - 7:00PM J Ezekiel Gorrocino Kelly Sagaser Engram Wilkinson Laura Tovar
Tue. February 4
12:00PM - 1:00PM MCR Trevor Weitzenberg William Bernstein Cady Navneet Kristin Lahaszow
Wed. February 5
6:00PM - 7:00PM E Rachel Winer Laura Tovar
Thu. February 6
12:00PM - 1:00PM E Cecilia Grimaldi Katy Hetherington emma fuller Julia Covello Cindy
Fri. February 7
Sat. February 8
10:00AM - 12:00PM C
Sun. February 9
11:00AM - 1:00PM J (Joint Practice) Atrina Shandyn H. Pierce Yena Amrita
Mon. February 10
6:00PM - 7:00PM A Victoria Ayeni Cady Zaren Craddock Shandyn H. Pierce
Wed. February 12
6:00PM - 7:00PM H Alex Padua
Thu. February 13
12:00PM - 1:00PM G emma fuller Brendan Daly Sheryl Callos Julia Covello Victoria Ayeni
Sat. February 15
11:00AM - 1:00PM D Navneet
2:00PM - 4:00PM H
Mon. February 17
12:00PM - 2:00PM Joint Practice Mikayla O'Neal Katy Hetherington Cecilia Grimaldi Christine Said
6:00PM - 7:00PM MCR Christine Said
Tue. February 18
12:00PM - 1:00PM MCR Sally Le Maya Galicia-Canto
Wed. February 19
6:00PM - 7:00PM J U
Thu. February 20
12:00PM - 1:00PM H Brandon Enquist Jenna Zendarski Laura Tovar Maya Galicia-Canto Christin Kim
Fri. February 21
8:30AM - 9:30AM MCR Katharine Kimmel
Sat. February 22
9:00AM - 11:00AM D Tina Nguyen
3:30PM - 5:30PM Tower 404 (Fun Practice)
Sun. February 23
10:00AM - 12:00PM H (Joint)
Mon. February 24
6:00PM - 8:00PM H (Dress Reh) Atrina
Wed. February 26
6:00PM - 8:00PM 404 (Send Off) Emerald Tsui
Thu. February 27
12:00PM - 1:00PM MCR Emily Howe Yena Kim Maya Galicia-Canto Kellon McGuire Michael Lenett