Deportation Research Clinic

Research Paradigm and Goals

  • The Clinic pursues studies under the rubric of forensic intelligence, that is, research tied to iterations of legal knowledge and discourse for the purpose of learning from and ameliorating symptoms of injustice. See "Forensic Intelligence and the Deportation Research Clinic: Toward a New Paradigm," Perspectives on Politics (2015), or html abstract.

  • The Clinic's research mission is rooted in public health approaches to theorizing and addressing community-level risks and interventions.

  • "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman." — Chief Justice Louis Brandeis, “What Publicity Can Do,” Harper’s Weekly (20 Dec 1913). The Clinic conveys useful, timely, intelligent research on misconduct in deportation proceedings to affected communities, journalists, policymakers, and scholars.