Fulbright-Schuman Scholar Scott Titshaw Lectures on Same-Sex Spouses in EU and US Migration Law at Leiden University

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On May 27th, Mercer University law professor and Fulbright-Schuman fellow, Scott Titshaw, presented a paper at the law school of Leiden University in The Netherlands on Comparing EU and U.S. Migration Law: The Case of Same-Sex Spouses. His lecture focused on the definition of “spouse” to illustrate how family-based immigration is a point of tension between Union or federal immigration law and state family law in the multi-tiered legal systems of both the EU and U.S. After Professor Titshaw’s presentation, Leiden Law School Professor of Immigration Law Peter Rodrigues and Associate Professor of European Law Jorrit Rijpma delivered comments. Then Kees Waaldijk, Professor of Comparative Sexual Orientation Law at Leiden Law School led a lively discussion with the other faculty and graduate researchers in attendance.