Aspen Publishing

Immigration Law and Social Justice, Second Edition

Bill O. Hing, Jennifer Chacón, Kevin R. Johnson


  • ISBN: 9781543819816

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    This innovative casebook approaches immigration law and policy from a public interest perspective with a special emphasis on issues of social justice. Along with cases and statutory material, Immigration Law and Social Justice employs a variety of materials from appellate cases, client examples, article excerpts, and hypotheticals. These materials not only provide the basic framework for immigration law, but also engage students with the greater social, political, and economic context necessary to understand the movement of immigrants to the United States, as well as the human impact of immigration law enforcement and administration.  Through examples, notes and questions that raise the social, racial, and political questions of admission and enforcement, as well as discussion of public interest lawyers’ strategies, this casebook advances students’ understanding of the creative approaches used in the field. Ultimately, this book encourages students to think broadly about relevant social, economic, and political forces.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 9/15/21 
    Copyright Year: 2021
    Pages: 1,456 
    Connected eBook + Print book: 9781543819816 
    Connected eBook: 9781543845969
    ebook: 9781543826708 
  • Author Information

    Kevin R. Johnson

    Kevin R. Johnson joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998. Johnson became Dean in 2008. He has taught a wide array of classes, including immigration law, civil procedure, complex litigation, Latinos and Latinas and the law, and Critical Race Theory. In 1993, he was the recipient of the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award.

    Dean Johnson has published extensively on immigration law and civil rights. Published in 1999, his book How Did You Get to Be Mexican? A White/Brown Man's Search for Identity was nominated for the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Dean Johnson’s latest book, Immigration Law and the US-Mexico Border (2011), received the Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Awards – Best Reference Book. Dean Johnson blogs at ImmigrationProf, and is a regular contributor on immigration on SCOTUSblog.

    A regular participant in national and international conferences, Dean Johnson has also held leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools and is the recipient of an array of honors and awards. He is quoted regularly by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other national and international news outlets.

    A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Dean Johnson earned an A.B. in economics from UC Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as an attorney at the international law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. Dean Johnson has served on the board of directors of Legal Services of Northern California since 1996 and currently is President of the board. From 2006-11, he served on the board of directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the leading Mexican-American civil rights organization in the United States.

    Dean Johnson is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Association of American Law Schools Minority Groups Section Clyde Ferguson Award (2004), the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Professor of the Year award (2006), the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Scholar of the Year award (2008), the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Romero Vive Award (2012), and the Centro Legal de la Raza Outstanding Achievements in the Law Award (2015). In 2003, he was elected to the American Law Institute.

    Bill O. Hing

    Bill Ong Hing is a Professor of Law and Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco, and Professor of Law and Asian American Studies Emeritus, at U.C. Davis. He founded the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco 1979 and directs the USF Immigration & Deportation Defense Clinic. Professor Hing teaches Immigration Law & Policy, Migration Studies, Rebellious Lawyering, and Immigration Policy Clinic. He has been an immigration lawyer since 1974, and throughout his career, Professor Hing has pursued social justice by combining community work, litigation, and scholarship. His books include American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations (2019), Immigration Law and Social Justice (2018); Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization and Mexican Migration (2010); Deporting Our Souls—Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy (2006), and Defining America Through Immigration Policy (2004). He was co-counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court asylum precedent-setting case INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca (1987) and also represented the State Bar of California before the California Supreme Court in In re Sergio Garcia (2014) involving bar membership for undocumented law graduates.

    Jennifer Chacón

    Jennifer M. Chacón is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She was previously a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, and the Chancellor’s Professor of Law and the Senior Associate Dean for Administration at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. She has written extensviely on immigration, criminal law, constitutional law and citizenship issues. Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the University of California.

    Professor Chacón served as the Chair of the American Association of Law School’s Section on Immigration (2019-2020), and on the Section’s Executive Committee (2016-2020). She is a member of the American Law Institute and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Committee. She has served on the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Foundation’s &"Future of Latinos in the U.S.” project and the University of Oxford Border Criminologies Advisory Group. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and serves on the ABF Board of Directors. She has advised federal, state, and local officials on immigration matters.

    Professor Chacόn was an associate at the New York law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell after clerking for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the Ninth Circuit (1998-1999). She began her career in law teaching at the U.C. Davis School of Law, where she received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009. She has also held appointments as a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School (2015-2016) and at Harvard Law School (2014-2015). She has received student-sponsored teaching recognition from her students at Harvard Law School and the UCLA School of Law. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University.

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