USC Law Blogs - Blawgs
Blogs By Law Professors For Law Professors
Law Professor Blogs is a network of web logs ("blogs") designed from the ground-up to assist law professors in their scholarship and teaching. Each site focuses on a particular area of law and combines both (1) regularly-updated permanent resources and links, and (2) daily news and information of interest to law professors. Our faculty are leading scholars and lawyers who are committed to providing the web destination for law professors in their fields.
Niels Frenzen - Migrants at Sea
Niels Frenzen specializes in immigration law and is director of the USC Law Immigration Clinic. He has been teaching at USC since 2000 and practicing law since 1985.
Professor Frenzen has represented hundreds of asylum seekers and other immigrants, and has litigated numerous federal court cases challenging the mistreatment of noncitizens. He also has litigated immigration court national security cases involving classified evidence. He has participated in human rights delegations on behalf of Amnesty International USA, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and other human rights organizations.
His blog follows the general subject of migration by sea from Africa to or towards Europe, including the subjects of maritime immigration enforcement, rescue at sea, and refugee and migrant rights and protections.
David Cruz - Cruz Lines
Professor David Cruz is a constitutional law expert focusing on civil rights and equality issues, including equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. He specializes in discrimination law and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. He teaches Constitutional Law I; Constitutional Law II; Federal Courts; Sexual Orientation and the Law; International / Comparative Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation; Identity Categories; and Law, Identity, and Culture.
Professor Cruz graduated from the University of California, Irvine and earned his master's degree from Stanford University. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was managing editor of New York University Law Review.