Faculty Profiles

Nina Rabin

Nina Rabin

Director of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic
B.A. Harvard University, 1998
J.D. Yale Law School, 2003

Articles and Chapters

Searching for Humanitarian Discretion in Immigration Enforcement: Reflections on a Year as an Immigration Attorney in the Trump Era, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (forthcoming). Full Text
Youth On Their Own (with Cecilia Menjivar), in Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People (edited by Deborah A. Boehm and Susan J. Terrio, NYU Press, 2019).
Understanding Secondary Immigration Enforcement: Immigrant Youth and Family Separation in a Border County, 47 Journal of Law & Education 1 (2018). Full Text
Victims or Criminals? Discretion, Sorting, and Bureaucratic Culture in the U.S. Immigration System, 23 Southern California Review of Law & Social Justice 195 (2014). Full Text
At the Border between Public and Private: U.S. Immigration Policy for Victims of Domestic Violence, 7 Law & Ethics of Human Rights 109 (2013). Full Text
Disappearing Parents: Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System, 44 Connecticut Law Review 99 (2011). Full Text
Unseen Prisoners: Women in Immigration Detention Facilities in Arizona, 23 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 695 (2009). Full Text
Understanding Plyler’s Legacy: Voices from Border Schools (with Mary Carol Combs and Norma Gonzalez), 37 Journal of Law & Education 15 (2008). Full Text

Other Writings

She Persisted: Against All Odds, Central American Women at the Border (with Roxana Bacon), Ms. Magazine (Summer 2017).
Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Social Science Researchers and Professors in Jennings v. Rodriguez (summarizing the social science research on the harms of prolonged detention for immigrants; updated from previously authored amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit).
Out of the Shadows: Shedding Light on the Working Conditions of Immigrant Women in Tucson (with Tiana O’Konek), A Report by the Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (September 2014). Full Text
California Supreme Court Amicus Brief of California Latino Legislative Caucus in In re Sergio C. Garcia, 315 P.3d 117 (Cal. 2014) (affirming the ability of the California State Bar to admit an undocumented immigrant to practice law).