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Daniel  Morales



Daniel I. Morales

Associate Professor of Law; George A. Butler Research Professor

Professor Daniel I. Morales is a scholar and theorist of immigration law. His research addresses the legal problems that arise because immigration law acts on noncitizens, yet is made by and for the citizenry. His scholarship has appeared in leading law reviews, including the N.Y.U. Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and Wake Forest Law Review. Prof. Morales joins the Law Center faculty from DePaul University, where he was honored with the College of Law's Excellence in Teaching Award and the University's Spirit of Inquiry Award for research excellence. Professor Morales began his academic career as a William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School and subsequently clerked for both the Hon. R. Guy Cole Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the Hon. Joan B. Gottschall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has practiced law at Jenner & Block LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He will teach Immigration Law, Crimmigration, and Latinos and the Law at the Law Center.