June 07, 2023

Professor Honored as a Trailblazer in Immigration Law

Known for her work in pioneering the field of crimmigration, Professor Juliet Stumpf has been named an Immigration Law Trailblazer in the National Law Journal.

Professor Juliet Stumpf, Robert E. Jones Professor of Advocacy and Ethics at Lewis & Clark Law School, has been named an Immigration Law Trailblazer in the April 2023 issue of the National Law Journal.

Trailblazers, a special supplement to the National Law Journal and The American Lawyer, features legal professionals who are agents of change and who have made critical advancements on policy, legal practice, and technology. Professor Stumpf was awarded this honor for her work in pioneering the developing academic field of crimmigration, an interdisciplinary area of law and scholarship which examines the intersection between immigration law and criminal law. Her work in crimmigration contributed to the establishment of an international field of scholarship and practice, inspiring immigration and criminal defense firms to open practices in the interest of promoting crimmigration advocacy.

In addition to developing the field of crimmigration, Professor Stumpf has also provided legal support for those seeking asylum at the border into the United States, assisted in family reunification efforts, and been a resource on crimmigration to journalists at the New York Times, National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, Reveal, and more. She co-founded CINETS, the international network of crimmigration scholars, serves on the Advisory Board of Oxford’s Border Criminologies network, and serves on the Board of Directors at the Innovation Law Lab.

In 2016, Professor Stumpf hosted a gathering at Lewis & Clark which led to the establishment of Oregon Ready, a coalition of organizations which provides legal services and advocacy in immigration defense, and the creation of a comprehensive immigration defense plan for Oregon. In 2020, Professor Stumpf led her students in an investigation into ICE’s separation of teens from their parents, alongside Professor Angelina Godoy of the University of Washington.

Professor Stumpf’s scholarship has been widely published in leading journals and books. She is also the co-author of an immigration law textbook, Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy. In addition to her selection for this award, Professor Stumpf is the recipient of other awards and honors, including the 2016 Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching. She was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) earlier this year.

To learn more about Trailblazers in Immigration Law and see Professor Stumpf in the April 2023 issue, check out the digital edition here.