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Daniel  Morales


Daniel I. Morales

Associate Professor of Law; Dwight Olds Chair

Professor Daniel I. Morales is a scholar and theorist of immigration law known for his work problematizing the legal underpinnings of immigration control and for identifying the progressive possibilities of decentralization as an antidote to what ails immigration law. His scholarship has appeared in leading law reviews, including the N.Y.U. Law Review, U.C. Irvine Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and Wake Forest Law Review. 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 teaches Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, and seminars on legal theory.