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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Associate Professor Michael Kagan Featured on SCOTUSblog

Michael Kagan is an Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

His June 10 article "Guest Blog: Professor Michael Kagan, Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio" on the Hamilton and Griffin on Rights blog - co-created by Boyd's Professor Leslie Griffin - was featured in the SCOTUSblog article "Wednesday round-up."

The SCOTUSblog article reads, "At Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Michael Kagan weighs in on the Court’s decision in the immigration case Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio. He suggests both that '[t]he important point here is that the judiciary is not the only institution that can overrule the Board of Immigration Appeals' and that '[t]he questions that should [now] be asked . . . are more political than doctrinal.'"

Professor Kagan has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law. His research on credibility assessment in asylum cases has been repeatedly relied on by federal appellate courts and, according to a 2012 commentary, has "guided most subsequent research and analysis on the topic."