Carissa Hessick to Speak at Yale Law Library

The Yale Law Library will be hosting a book talk on Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick’s recent book, Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy (NYU 2014). The talk, which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, will feature Professor Hessick and her co-editor, Professor G. Jack Chin (UC Davis Law). Their book explores the complicated role of states in immigration law and policy. It was published in the wake of a spate of state immigration legislation, including Utah’s HB 497. Prior to publishing Strange Neighbors, Hessick and Chin also co-authored a report on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. That report was featured in multiple national media outlets, including The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. It has been downloaded more than 4,500 times from the SSRN legal repository and has since been published by the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.


The Yale Law Library Book Talk Series features Yale Law School faculty, students, and alumni who have recently published books. Professor Hessick graduated from Yale Law School in 2002, and Professor Chin received his LLM from the law school in 1995. Click here to see the event page »