Rose Cuison Villazor
Rm. 1112 King Hall
- LL.M., Columbia University Law School 2006
- J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law 2000
- B.A. Government, University of Texas, Austin 1996
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Professor of Law
Professor Rose CuisonVillazor teaches and writes in the areas of property law, immigration law, race, and citizenship. Her scholarship includes, “The Other Loving: Uncovering the Federal Regulation of Interracial Marriages,” in the New York University Law Review (2011), “Rediscovering Oyama v. California: At the Intersection of Property, Race and Citizenship,” in the Washington University Law Review (2010), and "Blood Quantum Land Laws: The Race versus Political Identity Dilemma," in the California Law Review (2008). Her book, “Loving v. Virginia in a “Post-Racial” World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage,” which she co-edited with Kevin Maillard of Syracuse Law School, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.She has also been published in the Southern California Law Review, UC Davis Law Review and Southern Methodist University Law Review.
Professor Villazor received the 2011 Derrick A. Bell Award, which is given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Minority Section to a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice.
After graduating law school, Professor Villazor clerked for The Honorable Stephen H. Glickman on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals from 2000-2001. Between 2001 and 2004, Professor Villazor worked as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney at the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest where she represented immigrants in civil rights cases. In 2004, she received a human rights fellowship at Columbia Law School where she focused on the domestic application of international human rights. She completed her fellowship in 2006 and began teaching that same year. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty in 2012, Professor Villazor taught at the Maurice A. Deane Law School at Hofstra University, Columbia Law School and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.... Close
Special InterestsImmigration Law And Policy, Critical Race Theory, Property
Selected Career Highlights
- Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law
- Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University Law School
- Assistant Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
- Recipient of the Derrick Bell Award from the Association of American Law Schools
- Equal Justice Works Fellow/Staff Attorney at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, NY, NY
- Law Clerk for the Honorable Stephen H. Glickman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Washington, DC
- The Other Loving: Uncovering the Federal Government’s Racial Regulation of Marriages, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1361 (2011).
- Rediscovering Oyama v. California: At the Intersection of Property, Race, and Citizenship, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 979 (2010).
- Reading Between the (Blood) Lines, 83 S. Cal. L. Rev. 473 (2010) (book review).
- “Sanctuary Cities” and Local Citizenship, 37 Fordham Urban L. J. 573 (2010) (invited article).
- Sanctuary Policies & Immigration Federalism: A Dialectic Analysis, 55 Wayne L. Rev. 1683 (2009) (with Pratheepan Gulasekaram) (invited article).
- Blood Quantum Land Laws and the Race Versus Political Identity Dilemma, 96 Cal. L. Rev. 801 (2008).
- What is a “Sanctuary”?, 61 SMU L. Rev. 133 (2008).
- Community Lawyering: An Approach to Addressing Inequalities in Access to Health Care for Poor, Of Color, and Immigrant Communities, 8 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y 35 (2004-2005).
- Loving v. Virginia in a “Post-Racial” World: Rethinking Race, Sex and Marriage (Cambridge University Press 2012) (with Kevin Maillard).
- Racially Inadmissible Wives, in Loving v. Virginia in a “Post-Racial” World: Rethinking Race, Sex and Marriage (Cambridge University Press 2012).
- Teaching Property Law and What It Means to Be “Human” , 3 Cal. L. Rev. Circuit 117 (2012).
- Remembering Keith Aoki, ___ U.C. Davis L. Rev. ____ (forthcoming 2012).
- Law & Memory: What Asian American Jurisprudence Teaches Us About Identity and Citizenship, ___ Asian Pac. Am. L. J. ____ (forthcoming 2012).
- Testing the ‘Model Minority Myth’”: A Case of Weak Empiricism, 101 Nw. Univ. L. Rev. Colloquy 101 (2007) (with Robert Chang).
- Language Rights and Loss of Judicial Remedy: The Impact of Alexander v. Sandoval on Language Minorities in Awakening from the Dream: Civil Rights Under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice , 135 (Denise Morgan, Rachel Godsil & Joy Moses, eds., 2005).