Jennifer Chacón

Professor of Law

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Expertise:

Immigration law, constitutional law, criminal procedure and criminal law

Background:

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

Noncitizens in the Criminal Justice System

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

Recent Publications

  • Jennifer M. Chacón, Kevin R. Johnson & Bill Ong hing, Immigration Law and Social Justice (forthcoming 2017).
  • Privatized Immigration Enforcement, __ HARV. C.R.-C.L. L. REV. (forthcoming 2017)
  • Flores v. Reno, in CRITICAL RACE JUDGMENTS: REWRITTEN U.S. COURT OPINIONS ON RACE AND LAW (Devon Carbado, Bennett Capers, Robin Lenhardt & Owuachi-Willig, eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017)
  • Immigration and Racial Formation in an Era of Enforcement, in RACE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE & MIGRATION CONTROL (Mary Bosworth, Alpa Parmer & Yolanda Vázquez, eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017)
  • Human Trafficking, Immigration Regulation and Sub-federal Criminalization, 20 NEW CRIM. L. REV. 96 (2017)
  • 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., Carolina Academic Press 2016)
  • A New Hope: Bringing Justice Back into Removal Proceedings, 91 N.Y.U. L. REV. ONLINE 132 (2016).
  • REPORT: NAVIGATING LIMINAL LEGALITIES ALONG PATHWAYS TO CITIZENSHIP: IMMIGRANT VULNERABILITIES AND THE ROLE OF MEDIATING INSTITUTION (with Sameer Ashar, Edelina Burciaga, Susan Coutin, Alma Nidia Garza and Stephen Lee) (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

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