Jennifer Chacón

Chancellor's Professor of Law

Senior Associate Dean for Administration

Jennifer Chacón


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.

Current Courses:

Criminal Procedure

Immigration Law & Policy

Prior Courses:

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

  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Kevin R. Johnson & Bill Ong hing, Immigration Law and Social Justice (forthcoming 2017).
  • Privatized Immigration Enforcement, __ Harv. C.R.-C.L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Immigration and Racial Formation in an Era of Enforcement, in Race, Criminal Justice & Migration Control (Mary Bosworth, Alpa Parmer & Yolanda Vázquez, eds., forthcoming 2017).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Human Trafficking, Immigration Regulation and Sub-federal Criminalization, 20 New Crim L. Rev. 96 (2017).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Toward Justice: Thoughts on Michael A. Olivas’s “IIRIRA, the DREAM Act, and Undocumented College Student Residency,” in Law Professor and Accidental Historian (Ediberto Roman, ed., 2016).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, A New Hope: Bringing Justice Back into Removal Proceedings, 91 N.Y.U. L. Rev. Online 132 (2016).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón et al., Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerabilities and the Role of Mediating Institution (2015)
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Producing Liminal Legality Denv. L. Rev. 92 (2015).
  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Immigration Detention: No Turning Back?, South Atl. Q. 113 (2014).
  • Prof. Chacón's Scholarly Papers on SSRN