César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a scholar of migration and engaged intellectual who regularly weighs in on pressing public affairs.
A tenured associate professor of law at the University of Denver, he has been publishing crimmigration.com since 2009. César’s academic interests center on crimmigration law. He has published scholarly articles in the California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston University Law Review, BYU Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, among others. His book, Crimmigration Law, was published by the American Bar Association in 2015. He is currently working on his second book, Migrating to Prison: Immigration in the Age of Mass Incarceration, to be published by The New Press in 2019. In addition to teaching a seminar on crimmigration law and policy, he teaches Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, and Torts. He is currently serving a one-year term as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration.
César makes frequent public appearances discussing crimmigration law. His op-eds have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, and La Opinión. He has presented his academic research on approximately 70 occasions since 2010 and regularly appears in news stories about immigration matters.
In 2014, César received the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups, an honor issued to a “junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system or social justice.” In 2016, he was a scholar-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley and Texas Southern University. In 2018, he served as a Fulbright scholar in Slovenia where he was affiliated with the Institute of Criminology at the University of Ljubljana. Next year he will deliver the Buck Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture at the University of Tulsa. He is an associate editor of Law & Policy and Of Counsel to García & García Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C.
Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, César is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.