Sameer Ashar

Sameer Ashar

Vice Dean for Experiential Education and Professor of Law
B.A. Swarthmore College, 1991
J.D. Harvard law School, 1996
UCLA Faculty since 2018

Articles and Chapters

Critical Theory and Clinical Stance (with Wendy A. Bach), 26 Clinical Law Review 81 (2019). Full Text
Democratic Norms and Governance Experimentalism in Worker Centers (with Catherine Fisk), 82 Law & Contemporary Problems 141 (2019). Full Text
DACA, Government Lawyers, and the Public Interest (with Stephen Lee), 87 Fordham Law Review 1879 (2019). Full Text
Access to Power (with Annie Lai), 148 Dædalus 82 (2019). Full Text
Case Study 1: Movement Groups with Flat, Innovative Governance Structures (with Meena Jagannath), 47 Hofstra Law Review 19 (2018). Full Text
Movement Lawyers in the Fight for Immigrant Rights, 64 UCLA Law Review 1464 (2017). Full Text
Deferred Action and the Discretionary State: Migration, Precarity, and Resistance (with Susan Bibler Coutin, Jennifer Chacón, and Stephen Lee), Citizenship Studies (2017). Full Text
Deep Critique and Democratic Lawyering in Clinical Practice, 104 California Law Review 201 (2016). Full Text
Executive Report: Navigating Legal Liminalities Along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions (with Edelina Burciaga, Jennifer Chacon, Susan Coutin, Alma Nidia Garza, and Stephen Lee). Russell Sage Foundation (2015).
Fieldwork and the Political, in Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory And Practice Of Clinical Pedagogy (edited by Susan Bryant, Elliott S. Milstein, and Ann C. Shalleck, Carolina Academic Press, 2014). Full Text
Advancing Low Wage Organizing Through Legal Representation, 47 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy 313 (2013). Full Text
Review Essay, 47 Law & Society Review 982 (2013). Reviewing Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers And Leave Them Without Protection (2012), by Ruben J. Garcia. Full Text
Review Essay, 62 Journal of Legal Education 193 (2012). Reviewing The Global Clinical Movement: Educating Lawyers For Social Justice (2011), by Frank S. Bloch (ed). Full Text
White Paper, Misplaced Priorities: The Failure of Secure Communities in Los Angeles County (with Edgar Aguilasocho and David Rodwin), Immigrant Rights Clinic, University of California, Irvine School of Law (Jan. 2012).
Law Clinics and Collective Mobilization, 14 Clinical Law Review 455 (2008). Excerpted, Public Interest Lawyering: A Contemporary Perspective (Aspen 2012) and Clinical Anthology: Readings For Live Client Clinics, 2nd Ed. (LexisNexis 2011). Full Text
Public Interest Lawyers and Resistance Movements, 95 California Law Review 1879 (2007). Full Text
Immigration Enforcement and Subordination: The Consequences of Racial Profiling After September 11, 34 Connecticut Law Review 1185 (2002). Reprinted, 23 Immigration And Nationality Law Review 545 (2003). Full Text
Justice O’Connor’s Blind Rationalization of Affirmative Action Jurisprudence: Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (with Lisa Opoku), 31 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 223 (1996).

Op-eds, Blogs, and Miscellany

Movement Visions for a Renewed Left Legalism (with Amna Akbar and Jocelyn Simonson), Law and Political Economy (March 5, 2019). Full Text
Movement Visions for a Renewed Left Politics (with Amna Akbar and Jocelyn Simonson), Law and Political Economy (March 4, 2018). Full Text
Teaching, Guerrilla Style (with Amna Akbar and Jocelyn Simonson), Law and Political Economy (Oct. 23, 2018). Full Text
The Political Economy of Immigration Enforcement: Part II (with Amna Akbar), Law and Political Economy (June 7, 2018). Full Text
The Political Economy of Immigration Enforcement: Part I (with Amna Akbar), Law and Political Economy (June 6, 2018). Full Text
The Critical Responsibilities Of South Asian American Leadership, The Aerogram (Nov. 16, 2017). Full TExt
Centering Justice in Legal Education Reform Discourse, Best Practices for Legal Education (March 8, 2016). Full Text