Jason A. Cade

Associate Professor of Law & Community Health Law Partnership Clinic Director

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., Brooklyn Law School


Community Health Law Partnership Clinic
Immigration Law

Biographical Information: 

Jason A. Cade joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 2013. He was promoted to associate professor in 2017 and awarded tenure in 2018. Cade teaches Immigration Law and directs the school’s Community Health Law Partnership (Community HeLP) Clinic, in which law students partner with local medical providers to help low-income persons in Athens address health-harming legal needs, including immigration, public benefits and disability rights. Before coming to UGA, he served as acting assistant professor at the New York University School of Law, where he taught in the Lawyering Program from 2010 to 2013 and assisted in the Immigrant Rights Clinic.

Cade’s scholarship explores the role of nonfederal actors and institutions in the modern immigration system, judicial review of deportation procedures, and intersections between immigration enforcement and criminal law. His most recent work is forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review Online. Cade's prior scholarship has been published in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, the NYU Law Review Online, the UC Davis Law Review (twice) and many other journals.

Prior to entering academia, Cade represented noncitizens in a wide range of immigration proceedings and family court matters while working in both small firm and nonprofit settings. Cade played a central role in the expansion of New York family court guardianship jurisdiction and was lead counsel or amicus on several state court appeals concerning immigrant juveniles. Following law school, he clerked for U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold in the Eastern District of New York and was a Skadden Public Interest Fellow at The Door.

Cade earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he was executive articles editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, a Jerome Prince Scholar and an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow.

Publications & Activities


Restoring the Statutory Safety-Valve for Immigrant Crime Victims: Premium Processing for Interim U Visa Benefits, 113 Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 120 (2019) (with M. Honeychurch).

Sanctuaries As Equitable Delegation in an Era of Mass Immigration Enforcement, 113 Nw. U. L. Rev. 433  (2018).

Judicial Review of Disproportionate (or Retaliatory) Deportation, 75 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1427 (2018), reprinted in __ Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2020) (anthology of seminal articles on immigration law from the prior year)..

Five Steps to a Better U: Improving the Crime-fighting Visa, 21 Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev. 85 (2018) (with M. Flanagan).

Judging Immigration Equity: Deportation and Proportionality in the Supreme Court, 50 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1029 (2017).

Enforcing Immigration Equity, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 661 (2015) (reviewed in JOTWELL).

Return of the JRAD, 90 N.Y.U. L. Rev. Online 36 (2015).

The Challenge of Seeing Justice Done in Removal Proceedings, 89 Tulane L. Rev. 1 (2014) reprinted in 35 Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 307 (2016) (anthology of seminal articles on immigration law from the prior year).

Policing the Immigration Police: ICE Prosecutorial Discretion and the Fourth Amendment, 113 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 180 (2013).

The Plea Bargain Crisis for Noncitizens in Misdemeanor Court, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 1751 (2013), reprinted in 34 Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 597 (2015) (anthology of seminal articles on immigration law from the prior year).

Deporting the Pardoned, 46 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 355 (2012).

Narrative Preferences and Administrative Due Process, 14 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 156 (2011).

If the Shoe Fits: Kasky v. Nike and Whether Corporate Statements About Business Operations Should Be Deemed Commercial Speech, 70 Brook. L. Rev. 247 (2004).


Teaching Tomorrow’s Lawyers Through a (Semi-)Generalist, (Mostly-)Individual Client Poverty Law Clinic: Reflections on Five Years of the Community Health Law Partnership, 53 Ga. L. Rev. Online 143 (2019)

Pardons for immigrants: Legal, legitimate, and long overdue, Collateral Consequences Resource Center (Jan. 7, 2019)

Proportionality Lost? The Rise of Enforcement-Based Equity in the Deportation System and Its Limitations, 22 Ga. B.J. 16 (2017).

On Categorical Nonenforcement Decisions in Immigration Law, ImmigrationProf (Nov. 27, 2015) (invited essay for online symposium on U.S. v. Texas (5th Cir. 2015))

Mellouli in the Context of the Modern Deportation System, Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (June 5, 2015) (invited essay for online symposium on Mellouli v. Holder (S. Ct. 2015)).

Proportionality in Immigration Reform Part II: Pardons, Expungements, and Deferred Adjudications, Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (May 30, 2013).

Proportionality in Immigration Reform Part I: Aggravated Felonies, Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law (May 28, 2013).