Feminist Judgments: Immigration Opinions Rewritten (Introduction)

Feminist Judgments: Immigration Law Opinions Rewritten , pp. 1 - 14, Cambridge University Press, 2023, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009198950.001

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-35

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-24

16 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2023 Last revised: 15 Dec 2023

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Kathleen Kim

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Kevin Lapp

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Jennifer J. Lee

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Date Written: October 19, 2023

Abstract

This volume, part of the Feminist Judgment Series, shows how feminist legal theory along with critical race theory and intersectional modes of critique might transform immigration law. Here, a diverse collection of scholars and lawyers bring critical feminist, race, and intersectional insights to Supreme Court opinions. Feminist reason values the perspectives of outsiders, exposes the deep-rooted bias in the legal opinions of courts, and illuminates the effects of ostensibly neutral policies that create and maintain oppression and hierarchy. One by one, the chapters reimagine the norms that drive immigration policies and practices. In place of discrimination and subordination, the authors demand welcome and equality. Where current law omits the voice and stories of noncitizens, the authors center their lives and experiences. Collectively, they reveal how a feminist vision of immigration law could center a commitment to equality and justice and foster a country where diverse newcomers readily flourish with dignity.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Kathleen and Lapp, Kevin and Lee, Jennifer Jung Wuk, Feminist Judgments: Immigration Opinions Rewritten (Introduction) (October 19, 2023). Feminist Judgments: Immigration Law Opinions Rewritten , pp. 1 - 14, Cambridge University Press, 2023, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009198950.001, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-35, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-24, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4623577

Kathleen Kim (Contact Author)

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

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Kevin Lapp

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States
213-736-1165 (Phone)

Jennifer Jung Wuk Lee

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

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