Rose Villazor

Scholar in Residence (Spring 2018)

Rose Villazor

Scholar in Residence (Spring 2018)

Rose Cuison Villazor is a Professor of Law and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California at Davis School of Law where she teaches Immigration Law, Property Law, Asian Americans and the Law and Critical Race Theory.

In the spring of 2014, Villazor served as a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for the Study of Law and Society. She received the 2011 Derrick A. Bell Award, which is given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Minority Section to a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice. From 2004 to 2006, she served as a Human Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School, focusing on the domestic application of international human rights.

Among her many publications are numerous articles in major law reviews and journals, including the New York University Law Review, the California Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, and the Washington University Law Review. She has also co-edited two books.

Villazor obtained her LL.M. from Columbia Law School after receiving her J.D. cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law.

  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2006
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2000
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1996
  • Immigration law and policy
  • Critical race theory
  • Civil rights
  • Asian Americans and the law
  • Property
  • Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and the Law: A Reader (with Neil Gotanda and Robert Chang), New York University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Interstitial Citizenship” in Fordham Law Review, forthcoming.
  • Legislating a New America: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and Its Contributions to Law and Society (with Gabriel “Jack” Chin), Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • “Citizenship for the Guest Workers of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands” in Chicago-Kent Law Review, 2015.
  • “The Undocumented Closet” in North Carolina Law Review, 2013.
  • “"Loving v. Virginia,” in a “Post-Racial World”: Rethinking Race, Sex and Marriage" (with Kevin Maillard), Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • “The Other Loving: Uncovering the Federal Government’s Racial Regulation of Marriages” in New York University Law Review, 2011.
  • “Reading Between the (Blood) Lines” in Southern California Law Review, 2010.
  • “Rediscovering Oyama v. California: At the Intersection of Property, Race, and Citizenship” in Washington University Law Review, 2010.
  • “‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Local Citizenship” in Fordham Urban Law Journal, 2010.
  • “Sanctuary Policies & Immigration Federalism: A Dialectic Analysis” (with Pratheepan Gulasekaram) in Wayne Law Review, 2009.
  • “Blood Quantum Land Laws and the Race Versus Political Identity Dilemma” in California Law Review, 2008.
Immigration Law