Katherine L. Vaughns, University of Maryland Carey School of Law professor, and well known supporter of the arts, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer after a short illness. She was 68. A member of the Carey School of Law faculty for almost thirty years, Professor Vaughns taught immigration law and policy, complex litigation and remedies. She wrote and published articles in several subject areas, but primarily in the area of immigration law. Two recent articles on immigration policy will be published posthumously.
Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: Kiyemba v. Obama and the Meaning of Freedom, Separation of Powers, and the Rule of Law Ten Years After 9/11, 20 Asian American Law Journal (forthcoming 2013) (with Heather L. Williams). [Full Text]
Border Fixation: The Appearance of Security and Control in Immigration Reform, 27 Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (forthcoming 2013). [Full Text]
Book Review, 19 Law & Politics Book Review 21 (2009) (reviewing Fresh Perspectives on the "War on Terror" (Miriam Gani & Penelope Mathew eds., 2008)). [Full Text]
Restoring the Rule of Law: Reflections on Fixing the Immigration System and Exploring Failed Policy Choices, 5 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class 153 (2005). [Full Text]
Women Law Journals in the New Millennium: How Far Have They Evolved? And are They Still Necessary?, 12 Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law 492 (2003) [Full Text]
Women of Color in Law Teaching: Shared Identities, Different Experiences, 53 Journal of Legal Education 496 (2003). [Full Text]
Retooling the 'Refugee' Definition: The New Immigration Reform Law's Impact on Asylum Policy and the Adjudication Process, 1 Rutgers Race and the Law Review 41 (1998).
A Tale of Two Opinions: The Meaning of Statutes and the Nature of Judicial Decision-making in the Administrative Context 1995 Brigham Young University Law Review 139. [Full Text]
Taming the Asylum Adjudication Process: An Agenda for the Twenty-First Century, 30 San Diego L. Rev. 1 (1993). [Full Text]
Towards Parity in Bar Passage Rates and Law School Performance: Exploring the Sources of Disparities Between Racial and Ethnic Groups, 16 Thurgood Marshall Law Review 425 (1991). [Full Text]
Of Morality, Politics and the Legal Order, 14 Maryland Journal of International Law & Trade 127 (1990). [Full Text]