Monday, April 18, 2011
Immigration law expert María Pabón López (Indiana-Indianapolis) has been named dean at the Loyola-New Orleans Collegel of Law. Professor López is an expert in immigrants’ rights (including the education of immigrant children), immigration law, and diversity/multicultural matters in the legal profession, woth a p[articular focus on issues concerning Latinos, race and the law, and the status of women lawyers. She has also published articles on Spain’s immigration law regarding undocumented workers, as well as the impact of immigrant nurses on the nursing shortage in the United States.
A prolific author, Professor López has placed articles in journals such as the Harvard Latino Law Review, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Hastings Women’s Law Journal, and Seton Hall Law Journal. Her latest book is Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in The Education of Undocumented Latino/a Children (2009) (with Gerardo R. López). Her current research projects include an examination of hate crimes against immigrants in the United States; analysis of the recent legislation in the immigration law of Spain; and a study of diversity pipelines into the legal profession.