Jennifer M. Chacón holds a J.D. from Yale Law School (1998) and an B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University (1994). She
is currently Professor in the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, where she is also the former Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. She is the
author of more than 30 law review articles, book chapters, expert commentaries and shorter articles and essays discussing immigration, criminal law, constitutional law
and citizenship issues.
Professor Chacón has served on the Nominations Committee of the Law and Society Association and chaired the 2014 Immigration Law
Professors Workshop Planning Committee. She is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York City Bar Association, where she has served on the
Committee on State Affairs and has contributed to the work of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee.
Professor Chacόn was an associate with the New York law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell from 1999-2003. She clerked for the Honorable Sidney R.
Thomas of the Ninth Circuit from 1998-1999. Before teaching at UC Irvine, she was a professor at the UC Davis School of Law, and she has held visiting appointments at
Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School.Faculty Site