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Jason Cade

Clinic Director, J. Alton Hosch Professor, and Associate Dean for Clinical Programs & Experiential Learning

In addition to overseeing the law school’s 11 in-house clinics and 6 externship programs, Cade teaches Immigration Law and directs the school’s Community Health Law Partnership Clinic (Community HeLP), 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.

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) the legal framework for immigration policy activism. He has 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, the UC Davis Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, and the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, among others. Cade’s 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.

In 2022, Cade received the University of Georgia Engaged Scholar Award, a university-level honor bestowed on one tenured faculty member each year whose scholarship and public service accomplishments have significantly advanced progress on issues of public concern. In 2021, he was a co-recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case, in recognition of multi-faceted, collaborative advocacy on behalf of noncitizens alleging medical abuse and retaliation in a Georgia detention center.

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.