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Jason Cade

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Associate Professor, School of Law

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.

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

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