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
- 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"