Professor of Law
Immigration law, constitutional law, criminal procedure and criminal law
Professor Chacón does research in the fields of immigration law, constitutional law and criminal law and procedure. As a teacher of both criminal procedure and immigration law and policy, she is particularly interested in questions arising at the intersection of these fields.
Statutory Analysis, Immigration Law and Policy, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Practicum, Criminal Procedure, Critical Identity Theory, Constitutional Analysis I, Constitutional Analysis II, Immigration Colloquium
- Arizona's S.B. 1070 in the U.S. Supreme Court: Who Won, Why, and What Now?, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Center, July 2012.
- Daily Journal: "It Is Time to Root Out Sex-Based Stereotypes In Immigration Law"
- Daily Journal: "Legal Ramifications of Arizona’s Immigration Law"
- Prof. Chacón's Scholarly Papers on SSRN
- July 10, 2014:
Panelist, 4th Annual Supreme Court Term in Review, UCI Law
- May 31, 2014:
Moderator, “Community Lawyers Between Market and State,” Law & Society Conference on Law and Inequalities: Global and Local, Minneapolis, MN
- May 30, 2014:
Presenter, author-meets-reader session on “Punishing Immigrants” (Charis Kubrin, et al., eds.), Law & Society Conference on Law and Inequalities: Global and Local, Minneapolis, MN
- May 22-May 24, 2014:
Organizer, Immigration Law Professors Workshop, UCI Law
- May 2-3, 2014:
Presenter, Post-Deportation Human Rights Project Conference, Boston College’s Conners Center
- Oct. 25, 2013:
Panelist, “School to Deportation?” Illegality, Youth, and Belonging conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- June 14, 2013:
Panelist, “Structuring an Academic Career: Tenure and Other Considerations,” 2013 Emerging Immigration Law Scholars and Teacher Conference, UCI Law
- April 12, 2013:
Panelist, “The Context and Significance of Padilla v. Kentucky,” Padilla v. Kentucky Symposium, University of Tennessee School of Law
- March 28, 2013:
Speaker, “Border Militarization and Feminist Legal Theory,” Cesar Chavez Week Lunch Speaker Series, University of California, Davis, School of Law
- March 1, 2013:
Panelist, “Overcriminalization and Anti-trafficking Policy,” Race, Domestic & Sexual Violence: From Prison Nation to Community Resistance symposium, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
- Jan. 25, 2013:
Panelist, “Earning Citizenship,” Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
- Jan. 24, 2013:
Panelist, “Overcriminalizing Immigration,” BYU Law Review Symposium: “Discretion & Deference: Immigrants, Citizens, and the Law”
- July 17, 2012:
Panelist, 2nd Annual Supreme Court Term in Review, UCI Law
- Los Angeles Daily News: Prof. Chacon on taking DNA from immigrants in reform
- Brian Leiter's Law School Reports: "The 'Regional' Law Schools With an Unusually Good Eye for Faculty Talent"