Dean Leonard M. Baynes
cordially invites you to the
the Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture featuring

Gabriel "Jack" Chin | Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

"Still a Nation of Immigrants?  Rethinking Immigration Policy in the Modern Era"

With discussion and commentary from

Dr. Jeronimo Cortina
UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman
Director UH Law Immigration Clinic
UH Law Center 

Dr. Pamela Quiroz
Director of the Center for UH Mexican American Studies
UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Dean Leonard M. Baynes, Moderator
UH Law Center


March 8, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. | BLB 109
University of Houston Law Center
Reception to Follow

1 CLE credit



An alumnus of Rice University, Yale L. Rosenberg graduated in 1964 from New York University Law School, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar. Rosenberg joined the University of Houston Law Center in 1972 to pursue his true calling of teaching after a distinguished career in government. His inspired instruction in Civil Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction, Professional Responsibility, and Jewish Law at the UH Law Center earned him the UH Teaching Excellence Award in 2000. An award-winning scholar, Rosenberg has been called "America's prophet" for his analysis of the decline of federal habeas corpus. Rosenberg's successful academic career was matched only by his marriage to Irene Merker Rosenberg. Those who knew Yale and Irene marveled at the great love between them for more than 30 years as marriage partners, collaborators, and colleagues.

The Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Fund was established to recognize and foster excellence at the UH Law Center. The
endowment is used to fund a student writing prize and to bring distinguished speakers to the Law Center.




GABRIEL "JACK" CHINGabriel "Jack" Chin is a teacher and scholar of Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, and Race and Law. His scholarship has appeared in the Penn, UCLA, Cornell, and Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties law reviews and the YaleDuke and Georgetownlaw journals among others.  The U.S. Supreme Court cited his work on collateral consequences of criminal conviction in Chaidez v. United States, 133 S. Ct. 1103, 1109 (2013), in which the Court called his Cornell Law Review article "the principal scholarly article on the subject" and in Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), which agreed with his contention that the Sixth Amendment required defense counsel to advise clients about potential deportation consequences of guilty pleas.  Justice Sotomayor cited his Penn Law Review article in her dissent in Utah v. Strieff, 136 S. Ct. 2056, 2070 (2016).

He teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Immigration, and is Director of Clinical Legal Education.  He also works with students on professional projects. His efforts with students to repeal Jim Crow laws still on the books includes a successful 2003 petition to the Ohio legislature to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment, 136 years after the state disapproved it during the ratification process. He and his students also achieved the repeal of anti-Asian alien land laws which were on the books in Kansas, New Mexico and Wyoming. For this work, "A" Magazine named him one of the "25 Most Notable Asians in America." In connection with classes with a practical component, he has tried felony cases and argued criminal appeals with his students.

Professor Chin earned a B.A. at Wesleyan, a J.D. from Michigan and an LL.M. from Yale. He clerked for U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch in Denver and practiced with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and The Legal Aid Society of New York. He taught at the Arizona, Cincinnati, NYU and Western New England law schools before joining the UC Davis faculty. His professional activities include service as Reporter on the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act, approved in 2009 by the Uniform Law Commission, and for the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Collateral Sanctions and Discretionary Disqualification of Convicted Persons (3d ed. 2003).  Chin is a founding board member of the Collateral Consequences Resource Center and a member of the American Law Institute.


View the 2016 Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture here.

View and download COMPARATIVE AMERICAN AND TALMUDIC CRIMINAL LAW by Irene Merker Rosenberg and Yale L. Rosenberg, a book recently published electronically by the University of Houston Law Center, please click PDF or Flipbook

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