Hartman Hotz Speaker to “Take the Long View” on Immigration Reform

Professor Hiroshi Motomura (Photo courtesy of UCLA)
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Professor Hiroshi Motomura (Photo courtesy of UCLA)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Hiroshi Motomura, an influential scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship law, will present “Immigration Reform: Taking the Long View” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the E.J. Ball Courtroom at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The presentation is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the lecture.

Motomura is a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a co-author of two immigration-related casebooks: Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (now in its sixth edition), and Forced Migration: Law and Policy, published in 2007.

His book, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States, published in 2006 by Oxford University Press, won the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award from the Association of American Publishers as the year’s best book in Law and Legal Studies, and was chosen by the U.S. Department of State for its Suggested Reading List for Foreign Service Officers. In addition, Motomura has published many significant articles and essays on immigration and citizenship.

He has testified as an immigration expert in the U.S. Congress, has served as co-counsel or a volunteer consultant in several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal appeals courts, has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration, and is one of the co-founders and current directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. In the fall of 2008, he served as an adviser to the Obama-Biden transition team's working group on immigration policy.

Before joining the permanent faculty of UCLA Law in 2008, Motomura was the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and before that Nicholas Doman Professor of International Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He has been a visiting professor at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, the University of Michigan Law School and UCLA. He was the first Lloyd Cutler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and has served on the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Press.

Motomura’s presentation is part of the University of Arkansas Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts, sponsored by the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law.


Elizabeth Young, assistant professor
School of Law
479-575-2549, ely001@uark.edu

Andy Albertson, director of communications
Office of Economic Development
479-871-9653, aalbert@uark.edu


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