Jobs: Research Assistant

Professor Cristina Rodri­guez (visiting from NYU) seeks to hire one or two research assistants for the spring 2010 semester.

Nature of Research: I will need assistance on a variety of projects that involve constitutional law, administrative law, and immigration law. The projects are likely to involve (but will not necessarily be limited to) some combination of the following topics: (1) the theories and practices of federalism in the contexts of immigration, the death penalty, and civil rights; (2) delegation of legislative power and agency design, in the contexts of immigration, the sentencing guidelines, and financial products; (3) the process of OIRA review; (4) theories of policing and accountability in law enforcement; (5) Title VII lawsuits based on national origin and language discrimination; and (6) U.S. immigration history, specifically the legislative history of the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act and the 1980 Refugee Act, and the laws and policies directed at German immigrant communities at the turn of the 20th century. Continue reading