Foulston Siefkin Lecture, 2015: Hiroshi Motomura
Washburn University School of Law
and the Washburn Law Journal
proudly present the
38th Annual Foulston Siefkin Lecture
Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law
"The President and Deportation: DACA, DAPA, and the Sources and Limits of Executive Authority"
Tuesday – March 24, 2015
12:10-1:10 p.m. – Room 114
As an influential scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship law, Professor Hiroshi Motomura has co-authored two casebooks: Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (7th ed. West, 2012) and Forced Migration: Law and Policy (2d ed. West, 2013). In 2006, the Association of American Publishers awarded his book, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States (Oxford 2006), the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for the year's best book in Law and Legal Studies. In 2014, Oxford University Press published his most recent book: Immigration Outside the Law. He has also written prolifically, authoring many academic articles on citizenship and immigration. Professor Motomura has testified as an immigration expert before Congress, served as co-counsel or volunteer in several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeal, and has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. Most recently, he was one of just twenty-six law professors nationwide profiled in What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard, 2013).
Professor Motomura's Foulston Siefkin Lecture at Washburn University School of Law will focus on immigration law, with emphases on executive action and administrative relief from deportation. He will discuss President Obama's executive action that made temporary relief from deportation available to a large number of persons living within the United States without lawful immigration status. Professor Motomura will examine the nuances of the President's executive actions, and he will suggest ways to think about the sources and limits of presidential authority over immigration.