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May 14, 2012 The Modern Law Library

‘Show Trials’ Author Advocates for Systemic Changes to Immigration Courts

By Lee Rawles

Welcome to the ABA Journal’s new podcast, The Modern Law Library.

On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we will discuss a law-related book with its author and listen to a short excerpt.

In today’s podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Peter Afrasiabi about his recently released book Show Trials: How Property Gets More Legal Protection than People in Our Failed Immigration System.


“A powerful critique of our failed immigration system. In beautiful prose and with moving stories, Peter Afrasiabi tells of the unfairness and inhumanity of immigration proceedings. His proposals for change provide a blueprint for essential reforms.” – Erwin Chemerinsky, constitutional scholar and dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Kirkus Book Reviews: “Show Trials, by Peter Afrasiabi”

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In This Podcast:

Lee Rawles
Peter Afrasiabi is a Lecturer of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and a founding partner of One LLP, an intellectual property firm in Southern California. He founded the Ninth Circuit Appellate Litigation Clinic at Chapman University School of Law to take on the cases of noncitizens in their federal immigration appeals.