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Jason Cade

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Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning, School of Law/
J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law & Community Health Law Partnership Clinic Director

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.  He was awarded a Hosch Professorship in 2019 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2022.  Jason A. Cade currently serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning.  

In addition to overseeing the law school’s 10 in-house clinics and 7 externship programs, Cade teaches Immigration Law and directs the school’s Community Health Law Partnership Clinic (Community HeLP), in which law students undertake an interdisciplinary approach to immigrants’ rights through individual client representation, litigation, and project-based advocacy before administrative agencies and federal courts.

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.  Cade’s scholarship has been cited in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, reprinted in anthologies and practitioner’s guides, used in law school curricula, and featured on JOTWELL.

In 2022, Cade received the University of Georgia Engaged Scholar Award, a university-level honor bestowed on one tenured faculty member each year whose scholarship and public service accomplishments have significantly advanced progress on issues of public concern. In 2021, he was a co-recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case, in recognition of multi-faceted, collaborative advocacy on behalf of noncitizens alleging medical abuse and retaliation in a Georgia detention center.

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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