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.
Current Courses:Constitutional Analysis, Criminal Procedure
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
- May 22-May 24, 2014:
Immigration Law Professors Workshop, University of California, Irvine School of Law
- Oct. 25, 2013:
Panelist, “School to Deportation?” Illegality, Youth, and Belonging conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- 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, Second Annual Supreme Court Term in Review Program, 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"