Herbert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights, City University of New York

Anna Law holds the Herbert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights. Her publications appear in both social science journals and law journals and investigate the interaction between law, legal institutions and politics. Her first book, The Immigration Battle in American Courts (Cambridge University Press 2010), examined the role of the federal judiciary in U.S. immigration policy, and the institutional evolution of the Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals. Her second book project is about immigration federalism from the colonial period to 1882 in which slavery policy plays a central role. She is currently co-Principal Investigators on National Science Foundation grant #1556551 of $79,497, a collaborative project with Co-PI Karen Musalo of UC Hastings College of Law: "How do U.S. Immigration Courts Decide Gender-Based Asylum Claims?" Law is a former Program Analyst with the bipartisan, blue ribbon, congressional United States Commission on Immigration Reform in the mid-1990s.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Political Science, City University of New York

Honours

National Science Foundation grant #1556551 of $79,497, a collaborative project with Co-PI Karen Musalo of UC Hastings College of Law: "How do U.S. Immigration Courts Decide Gender-Based Asylum Claims?"