Rose Cuison Villazor

Professor of Law at the University of California at Davis School of Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School (Fall 2015)

Professor Rose Cuison Villazor is Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California at Davis School of Law and is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She teaches, researchers and writes in the areas of immigration and citizenship law, property law, Asian Americans and the law, equal protection law and critical race theory. Her current writing projects include researching the history of “non-citizen national status” and its contemporary implications on citizenship; exploring the analogy between property and immigration law; and examining the legal and social consequences on mixed-race children of interracial couples in Japan post World War II who were unable to get married because of federal restrictions on mixed-race marriages.
Her published law review articles include, “The Undocumented Closet,” in the North Carolina Law Review (2013), “The Other Loving: Uncovering the Federal Regulation of Interracial Marriages,” in the New York University Law Review (2011), “Rediscovering Oyama v. California: At the Intersection of Property, Race and Citizenship,” in the Washington University Law Review (2010), and "Blood Quantum Land Laws: The Race versus Political Identity Dilemma," in the California Law Review (2008). She has also been published in the Southern California Law Review, University of California at Davis Law Review, Southern Methodist University Law Review, Wayne State Law Review and other journals.
She is co-editor with Gabriel “Jack” Chin of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: Legislating a New America, which focuses on the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Immigration Act and published by Cambridge University Press in 201

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