César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

Associate Professor of Law

Professional Biography

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is an associate professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a frequent commentator in national and international media. He publishes crimmigration.com, a blog about the convergence of criminal and immigration law that is a past recipient of the 100 best law blogs honor by the ABA Journal. César’s academic interests also center on crimmigration law. His articles about the right to counsel for immigrants in the criminal justice system, immigration imprisonment, and race-based immigration policing have appeared in the California Law ReviewUCLA Law ReviewBYU Law ReviewMaryland Law Review, and Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, among others. His first book, Crimmigration Law, was published by the American Bar Association in 2015. He is currently writing a 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 and research, César’s analyses of policies affecting migrants regularly appear in the United States and abroad. He has published opinion articles in The New York TimesThe GuardianNewsweek, and many other venues. Through more than 150 interviews, he has lent his expert analysis to journalists in Brazil, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and the United States. He has also consulted with policymakers and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration.

César’s accomplishments have been widely recognized. In 2019, he will deliver the Buck Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture at the University of Tulsa, named after the pioneering African-American lawyer who devoted countless hours to assisting victims of the Tulsa Race Riots. Recently, he finished a semester as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law’s Institute of Criminology in Slovenia. In 2016, he was a scholar-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley and Texas Southern University. Two years earlier, César was presented with the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award by 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.”

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  • JD, Boston College, 2007
  • AB, American Civilization, Literatures in English, Brown University, 2002

Licensure / Accreditations

  • State Bar of Texas

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