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Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lloyd Cutler Fellow - Class of Fall 2004

Hiroshi Motomura is the Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, after previous service at the University of North Carolina and the University of Colorado. He is a co-author of two widely used immigration-related casebooks. His study of U.S. immigration, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States (Oxford, 2006), was named the year’s best book in the category Law and Legal Studies by the Association of American Publishers, and was chosen by the State Department for its Suggested Reading List for Foreign Service Officers. Hiroshi has testified in Congress as an immigration expert, and has served as co-counsel or consultant in several federal appellate cases and on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. He currently is a Director of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and of the National Immigration Law Center. In late 2008, he was an Outside Advisor to the Obama-Biden Transition Team’s Working Group on Immigration Policy. In 1997, Hiroshi was named President’s Teaching Scholar, which is the highest teaching distinction at the University of Colorado, and he has won other teaching awards. He has served on the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Press, and he was the first Lloyd Cutler Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, in fall 2004.

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