Works in Progress

Reimagining Reform

University of California, Irvine School of Law
May 22–24, 2014

Registered participants by now should have received information on the WIP sessions to which they were assigned, as well as information on how to access the secure website to download papers and other conference materials. If you have questions about how to do this, please contact  Jennifer Chacon ( or Huyen Pham ( for additional information on how to access that page.

Works in Progress Assignments (PDF) >

A major focus of the biennial Immigration Law Professors Workshop is the opportunity for immigration scholars to share scholarship in progress. Opportunities will be available to receive feedback from colleagues on draft papers and on ideas in the formative stage during incubator sessions.

The members of the Works in Progress committee for the conference are: Huyen Pham (Texas A&M, Chair); Jill Family (Widener); Kit Johnson (Oklahoma); Jennifer Koh (Western State); and Stephen Lee (UC Irvine). After the committee receives submissions in response to this call, the committee will solicit and assign commentator(s) for each work in progress, based on shared scholarship interests. The committee also plans to form the discussion groups for the works in progress sessions largely based on attendees' expressed preferences. We will do our best to honor preferences, but the need to create balanced groups may sometimes be an overriding factor. The date and time for each work in progress session will be posted on the conference website in early May.

We hope to have room for all who express interest in presenting a work in progress. If we face any constraints, we will give priority to junior scholars and drafts submitted on time.

Submission Instructions

By March 21, 2014, please email to Amy Guthrie ( the title and abstract for your work in progress that you wish to present at the Immigration Law Professors Workshop. Please also identify whether this is a draft paper or an idea for an incubator session.

By April 21, 2014, please upload your draft paper (maximum 50 pages) or a brief description of your incubator idea (maximum 3 pages) to the workshop website. Further instructions for uploading will follow in April. The website will be password protected so that only conference attendees will be able to download these documents.

Interested in Serving as a Commentator?

Please let Kit Johnson ( know if you are interested in serving as a commentator during a works in progress session. Commentators will lead the discussion, but others are encouraged to participate as well.


If you have any questions about the works in progress sessions or the submission procedure, please contact Jill Family (