Jason A. Cade

Assistant Professor of Law

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 Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2013. He teaches Immigration Law and directs the school’s Community Health Law Partnership Clinic (Community HeLP), in which law students partner with local medical providers to help low-income persons in Athens address health-harming legal-needs.

Cade’s current scholarship focuses on intersections between immigration enforcement and criminal law. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, the UC Davis Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review, the Immigration & Nationality Review, the Harvard Latino Law Review and the Brooklyn Law Review.

Before coming to UGA, he served as an 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 NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic.

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 Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold of the U.S. District Court for 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


The Plea Bargain Crisis for Noncitizens in Misdemeanor Court, 34 Immigr. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 597 (2015). 

The Challenge of Seeing Justice Done in Removal Proceedings, 89 Tulane L. Rev. 1 (2014).

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), selected for inclusion in Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. (forthcoming 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).