Saint Judy tonight (Fri 2/22) at 7 p.m., Emory Law School (Atlanta)

Come see a screening of this movie about immigration/asylum attorney Judy Wood, which will be released in theaters in a week, with Q&A with director and screenwriter afterward.

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As I mentioned some days ago, we're having a screening of 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 today (Friday 2/22) at 7 p.m., in Tull Auditorium.

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.

There's an RSVP link, but feel free to come even if you haven't RSVP'd. I'll be glad to say hi to loyal Volokh Conspiracy readers!