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News Posted on March 7, 2017

Professor Chin Signs onto Amicus Brief in California Court of Appeal Immigration Case

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin argued in an amicus brief to the California Court of Appeal that defense attorneys must offer clients accurate advice about deportation consequences in criminal cases.  

Represented by the Los Angeles and New York offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Professor Chin, along with other former prosecutors and public defenders, contended that competent defense attorneys familiarize themselves with immigration consequences, and attempt to negotiate plea bargains which will not result in deportation.  The brief cited an article authored by Professor Chin which has also been cited in Supreme Court decisions on the duties and responsibilities of defense counsel.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and holder of the Edward L. Barrett Endowed Chair at UC Davis School of Law. He is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.