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Carrie Rosenbaum

Carrie Rosenbaum

Lecturer, Visiting Scholar, and Working Group Director


Carrie Rosenbaum is an experienced immigration law attorney, teacher and scholar. Her scholarship focuses on the constitutionality of immigration laws including equality principles and rule of law, the role of settler colonialism in shaping contemporary expressions of immigration law, and racial bias in crimmigration enforcement.

Her current affiliations include the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Berkeley Law Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law. She directs the Immigrant Justice & Climate Refugees Working Group.

Featured Works:

• If Equal Protection were Real, Immigration Prisons Would be Abolished, 44 SEATTLE U. L. REV. (forthcoming 2021).

• UnEqual Protection in Immigration Law, 50 SW. L. REV. 232 (2021). (Link)

• Bringing Democratic Rule of Law to Immigration (in the Age of Trump), 97 DENVER L. REV. 797 (2020).

• Crimmigration – Structural Tools of Settler Colonialism, 16 OHIO ST. J. CRIM. L. 9 (2018).

• Immigration Law’s Due Process Deficit and the Persistence of Plenary Power, 28 LA RAZA L.J. 119 (2017).

• The Natural Persistence of Racial Disparities in Crime-Based Removals, 13 U. ST. THOMAS L.J. 532 (2017).

• What [and Whom] State Marijuana Reformers Forgot, Crimmigration Law and Noncitizens, 9 DEPAUL J. FOR SOC. JUST. 2 (2016).

• The Role of Equality Principles in Preemption Analysis of Sub-Federal Immigration Laws: The California TRUST Act, 18 CHAP. L. REV. 481 (2015).

These and other works by Carrie Rosenbaum can found here.

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