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Daniel Morales

  • Associate Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5737
  • ​716 O'Malley Place

Professor Daniel I. Morales is a scholar and theorist of immigration law. His research addresses the legal problems that arise because immigration law acts on noncitizens, yet is made by and for the citizenry. His scholarship has appeared in leading law reviews, including the N.Y.U. Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and Wake Forest Law Review. Prof. Morales joined the DePaul law faculty in 2011 and was honored with the College of Law's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012 and the University's Spirit of Inquiry Award for research excellence in 2017. Before joining the faculty at DePaul, Professor Morales was a William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School and clerked for both the Hon. R. Guy Cole Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the Hon. Joan B. Gottschall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He received his JD from Yale Law School and his BA, magna cum laude, from Williams College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has practiced law at Jenner & Block LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. At DePaul, he teaches Civil Procedure, Legislation, and a seminar entitled Crimmigration.


BA, Williams College; JD, Yale Law School

Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure
  • Immigration Law Seminar

  • Articles
  • Miscellaneous


2018 Invited Response to Joseph Blocher & Mitu Gulati, Puerto Rico and the Right of Accession, __ Yale J Int'l L. __ (forthcoming 2018). string;#
2017 "Illegal" Migration Is Speech, 92 Ind. L.J. 735 (2017). string;#Click Here
2017 Transforming Crime-Based Deportation, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 698 (2017). string;#Click Here
2017 Dissent in Immigration, 14 L., Culture, & the Human. 1 (2017). string;#Click Here
2016 Undocumented Migrants as New (and Peaceful) American Revolutionaries, 12 Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol'y 135 (2016) (Symposium). string;#Click Here
2015 Crimes of Migration, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1257 (2015). string;#Click Here
2013 Immigration Reform and the Democratic Will, 16 U. Pa. J.L. & Soc. Change 49 (2013). Reprinted in 34 Immigr. & Nat’lity L. Rev. 123 (2014). string;#Click Here
2013 It's Time for an Immigration Jury, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 36 (2013). string;#Click Here
2009 In Democracy's Shadow: Fences, Raids, and the Production of Migrant Illegality, 5 Stan. J. C.R. & C.L. 23 (2010) Reprinted in 30 Immigr. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 547 (2010) string;#Click Here
2006 A Matter of Rhetoric: The Diversity Rationale in Political Context, 10 Chapman L. Rev. 187 (2006). string;#Click Here


2017 The First Amendment and Soliciting Crimes of Migration, Take Care (Nov. 2, 2017). string;#Click Here
2013 CIR that doesn’t Institutionalize Forgiveness is not Comprehensive, ImmigrationProf Blog (June 25, 2013) string;#Click Here