Arkansas associate professor appointed as San Francisco judge

Elizabeth Young was among 15 judges chosen for positions around the country. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
The University of Arkansas has announced that associate professor of law Elizabeth Young has been appointed as a judge in the San Francisco Immigration Court by the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Young was appointed as a judge, along with 14 other new judges in courts across the U.S., by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Michael McGoings, acting chief immigration judge, presided over the swearing-in of Young at a ceremony held Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.

"We welcome these 15 appointees to the immigration judge corps," McGoings said. "With these appointments, EOIR now has 291 immigration judges, setting a new all-time high for our immigration judge corps and further strengthening our efforts to address the agency's pending caseload of more than 500,000."

Young has been a member of the faculty at Arkansas’ school of law since 2008.

"We are proud of Professor Young's many accomplishments and celebrate this prestigious appointment," University of Arkansas School of Law Dean Stacy Leeds said. "Her work has been very impactful for the state and has greatly enriched the experiences of students that worked under her supervision."

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