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Juliet Stumpf

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Media Appearances

  • Interviewed by Julia Preston for “Republicans Resist Obama’s Move to Dismantle Apparatus of Deportation.” The New York Times, January 15, 2015.

  • Interviewed on the refusal of Oregon sheriffs to accede to immigration hold requests. KBOO Radio.

  • Interviewed on the refusal of Oregon sheriffs to accede to immigration hold requests. The Oregonian. 


  • Congressional Dysfunction and Executive Lawmaking During the Obama Administration (panel). Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January 5, 2015. Televised on C-SPAN.

  • The Nation State Under Threat: Reaffirming Boundaries Through Migration Control (panel).

  • On criminal history discrimination. Post-Deportation Human Rights Project’s conference on the draft, International Convention on the Rights of Forcibly Expelled Persons, Dover, Massachusetts.


  • “Crimmigration: Encountering the Leviathan.” The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Crime, Sharon Pickering, editor (forthcoming 2014).

  • “Civilizing Civil Detention.” JOTWELL, the Online Journal of Things We Like (Lots).

Juliet Stumpf is a Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  Stumpf’s research explores the intersection of immigration law with criminal law, constitutional law, civil rights, and employment law.  She seeks to illuminate the study of immigration law with interdisciplinary insights from criminology, political science, psychology, and sociology.  Stumpf is a founding member of CINETS, a transnational, interdisciplinary network of crimmigration scholars (  She serves on the Advisory Board of the Border Criminologies group at Oxford University and the Advisory Board of the Oregon Justice Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. 

Representative publications include The Process is the Punishment in Crimmigration Law  in The Borders of Punishment: Criminal Justice, Citizenship and Social Exclusion (Mary Bosworth & Katja Aas, eds. 2013) ; Doing Time: Crimmigration Law and the Perils of Haste, 58 UCLA L. Rev. 1705 (2011) ; Fitting Punishment ,   66 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1683 (2009); States of Confusion: the Rise of State and Local Power over Immigration , 86 N.C. L. Rev. 1557 (2008); and The Crimmigration Crisis: Immigrants, Crime, and Sovereign Power , 56 Am. U. L. Rev. 367 (2006).

Before joining the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty in 2005, Professor Stumpf was on the Lawyering Program faculty at the New York University School of Law.  She is a former law clerk to the Hon. Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department, and practiced with the law firm of Morrison and Foerster.  Stumpf graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.

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Academic Credentials

  • B.A. 1989 Oberlin College
  • J.D. cum laude 1995 Georgetown University


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