UCLA Professor Hiroshi Motomura will discuss the role of state and local governments in addressing immigration and citizenship as DePaul University College of Law's Enlund Scholar-in-Residence. The Enlund Lecture, one of the College of Law's centennial celebration events, is free and open to the public and will be held on October 25 at 3 p.m. in the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.
State regulation of immigration is a hot topic, especially after two recent Supreme Court decisions regarding such efforts by the state of Arizona (Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting and Arizona v. United States). Professor Motomura will put these cases in a larger historical and theoretical context. State and local laws on immigration and immigrants have a long history, and they raise issues thatare fundamental not only to American constitutional law but also to the definition of U.S. citizenship itself.
Hiroshi Motomura is the Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His book, "Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States" (Oxford 2006), won the 2006 Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award from the Association of American Publishers as the year’s best book in law and legal studies, and was chosen by the U.S. Department of State for its suggested reading list for foreign service officers. He is co-author of two casebooks—"Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy" and "Forced Migration: Law and Policy"—and author of some of the most frequently cited pieces in the field, starting with "Immigration Law After a Century of Plenary Power: Phantom Constitutional Norms and Statutory Interpretation," in the Yale Law Journal (1990). Professor Motomura’s current project is "Immigration Outside the Law," under contract with Oxford University Press.
Please register for the Enlund Lecture at law.depaul.edu/enlund by October 18.
DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This event has been approved for one hour of CLE credit.
About the Enlund Scholar-in-Residence Program
Established in 1988, thanks to a gift from the late E. Stanley Enlund (’42), the endowed Enlund Scholar-in-Residence Program deepens our understanding of the law and its role in society. The College of Law selects the scholars, jurists and lawyers who serve as Enlund Scholars based on the meaningful contributions they have made to the development of law and legal institutions through their research, advocacy and practice.