Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning, J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law & Community Health Law Partnership Clinic Director
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University of Georgia
School of Law
227 Dean Rusk Hall
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Administrative Support

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Courses

Community Health Law Partnership Clinic
Immigration Law

Biographical Information

Jason A. Cade joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 2013. He was named a J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor in 2019 and Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning in 2020.

In addition to overseeing the law school's 18 experiential learning programs, Cade teaches Immigration Law and directs the school’s Community Health Law Partnership (Community HeLP) Clinic, in which law students undertake an interdisciplinary approach to immigrants’ rights through individual client representation, litigation, and project-based advocacy before administrative agencies and federal courts. In 2021, Community HeLP was a co-recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association's Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project.

Cade’s research explores: (1) the role of nonfederal actors and institutions in the modern immigration system, (2) intersections between immigration enforcement and criminal law, and (3) legal protections for immigration policy activism. His most recent articles appeared in the Indiana Law Journal and the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. Cade has also published in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, the New York University Law Review Online, and the UC Davis Law Review, among others. His scholarship has been cited in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, reprinted in anthologies and practitioner's guides, used in law school curricula, and featured on JOTWELL.

Cade earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree magna cum laude from the Brooklyn Law School, where he was executive articles editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, a Jerome Prince Scholar, and an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Steven M. Gold in the Eastern District of New York. As a Skadden Public Interest Fellow at The Door, Cade played a central role in the expansion of New York family court guardianship jurisdiction and was lead counsel or amicus on several state court appeals concerning immigrant juveniles. After a two-year stint in a boutique immigration law firm, Cade served as acting assistant professor at the New York University School of Law, where he taught in the Lawyering Program from 2010 to 2013 and assisted in the Immigrant Rights Clinic.  

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

"Water is Life!" (and Speech!): Death, Dissent and Democracy in the Borderlands, 96 Ind. L.J. 261 (2020).

Sanctuaries As Equitable Delegation in an Era of Mass Immigration Enforcement, 113 Nw. U. L. Rev. 433 (2018).

Judicial Review of Disproportionate (or Retaliatory) Deportation, 75 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1427 (2018), reprinted in __ Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2020) (anthology of seminal articles on immigration law from the prior year).

Judging Immigration Equity: Deportation and Proportionality in the Supreme Court, 50 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1029 (2017).

Enforcing Immigration Equity, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 661 (2015) (reviewed in JOTWELL).

Return of the JRAD, 90 N.Y.U. L. Rev. Online 36 (2015).

The Challenge of Seeing Justice Done in Removal Proceedings, 89 Tulane L. Rev. 1 (2014) reprinted in 35 Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 307 (2016) (anthology of seminal articles on immigration law from the prior year).

Policing the Immigration Police: ICE Prosecutorial Discretion and the Fourth Amendment, 113 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 180 (2013).

The Plea Bargain Crisis for Noncitizens in Misdemeanor Court, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 1751 (2013), reprinted in 34 Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 597 (2015) (anthology of seminal articles on immigration law from the prior year).

Deporting the Pardoned, 46 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 355 (2012).

Narrative Preferences and Administrative Due Process, 14 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 156 (2011).

If the Shoe Fits: Kasky v. Nike and Whether Corporate Statements About Business Operations Should Be Deemed Commercial Speech, 70 Brook. L. Rev. 247 (2004).

ESSAYS AND CHAPTERS

All the Border's a Stage: Humanitarian Aid as Expressive Dissent, in 84 Stud. L., Pol. & Soc', Special Issue: Law and the Citizen 110 (Austin Sarat, ed., 2020) (peer reviewed).

Restoring the Statutory Safety-Valve for Immigrant Crime Victims: Premium Processing for Interim U Visa Benefits, 113 Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 120 (2019) (with M. Honeychurch).

Teaching Tomorrow's Lawyers Through a (Semi-)Generalist, (Mostly-)Individual Client Poverty Law Clinic: Reflections on Five Years of the Community Health Law Partnership, 53 Ga. L. Rev. Online 143 (2019)

Pardons for immigrants: Legal, legitimate, and long overdue, Collateral Consequences Resource Center (Jan. 7, 2019)

Five Steps to a Better U: Improving the Crime-fighting Visa, 21 Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev. 85 (2018) (with M. Flanagan).

Proportionality Lost? The Rise of Enforcement-Based Equity in the Deportation System and Its Limitations, 22 Ga. B.J. 16 (2017).

BLOG POSTS AND ONLINE SYMPOSIA

Pardons for immigrants: Legal, legitimate, and long overdue, Collateral Consequences Resource Center (Jan. 7, 2019)

On Categorical Nonenforcement Decisions in Immigration Law, ImmigrationProf (Nov. 27, 2015) (invited essay for online symposium on U.S. v. Texas (5th Cir. 2015))

Mellouli in the Context of the Modern Deportation System, Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (June 5, 2015) (invited essay for online symposium on Mellouli v. Holder (S. Ct. 2015)).

Proportionality in Immigration Reform Part II: Pardons, Expungements, and Deferred Adjudications, Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (May 30, 2013).

Proportionality in Immigration Reform Part I: Aggravated Felonies, Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (May 28, 2013).