Screening of Saint Judy at Emory Law School, Fri 2/22 at 7 p.m.

Come see the new movie about immigration attorney Judy Wood!

|The Volokh Conspiracy |


Come see the movie Saint Judy, the true story of immigration/asylum attorney Judy Wood, at Emory Law School (in Atlanta, Georgia — 1301 Clifton Rd.). It's this Friday, February 22, at 7 p.m., in Gambrell Hall (the law building), room 5E. You should RSVP at this link.

After the movie, there will be a Q&A with director Sean Hanish and writer Dmitry Portnoy, moderated by Prof. Jeff Staton from Emory's political science department.

Here's a description from the movie's website:

SAINT JUDY tells the true story of Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood, who single-handedly changed the United States law of asylum and saved countless lives in the process.

In a landmark case, one of her first as an immigration lawyer, Judy Wood represented an Afghan woman who fled her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban for opening a school for girls. After a tenacious battle both in and out of court, Judy's efforts culminated in arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit where she fought to include women as a protected class.

The movie stars Michelle Monaghan as Judy Wood, as well as Alfre Woodard, Alfred Molina, and others.

Remember, please RSVP at this link. Loyal Volokh Conspiracy readers get to see it for half price ($0)!