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Adam Cox

Adam Cox

Professor, New York University School of Law

Adam Cox is the Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches and writes about immigration law, constitutional law, and democracy. Before coming to NYU, he was a professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School. He clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After his clerkship he served as the Karpatkin Civil Rights Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union, where he was involved in racial profiling and public defender reform litigation, and practiced at Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering, where he first litigated immigration cases. Cox received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Michigan Law Review and received the Daniel H. Grady Prize for graduating first in the law school class.

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After the House declined to pass a Senate immigration bill, President Obama used his executive authority to defer the deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Is the President’s policy unconstitutional? Watch video here.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Presidential immigration law is ascendant. The dominant policymaking role long played by the President, combined with the twentieth-century rise of de facto delegation, destabilizes a simple principal-agent model as a way of understanding the separation of powers in immigration regulation.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
In United States v. Arizona — the most significant immigration federalism case in decades — the Supreme Court vitiated Arizona’s efforts at redundant enforcement.
Monday, April 1, 2013
How is immigration authority distributed between the political branches?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009