Dean Cuison-Villazor has been serving as Vice Dean of Rutgers Law School in Newark since July 2019. She is also the founding Director of the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice at Rutgers Law School.
Dean Cuison-Villazor teaches, researches and writes in the areas of immigration and citizenship law, property law, Asian Americans and the law, equal protection law and critical race theory. Her research agenda explores the meaning of citizenship and ways that legal structures and systems determine membership and sense of belonging in the United States. She teaches Property Law, Immigration Law, Critical Race Theory, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and the Law, Estates in Land, and Introduction to U.S. Law.
She is co-editor Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy, 7th Ed. (with Stephen Legomsky, David Thronson, and Anil Kalhan) (forthcoming 2021), Integrating Spaces: Property, Race and Identity (with Alfred Brophy and Kali Murray) (forthcoming 2022), and Race and Races, Cases and Resources for a Diverse America, 4th Ed. (with Juan Perea, Richard Delgado, and Osamudia James). Previously, Dean Cuison-Villazor was Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California at Davis School of Law. She has also taught at Columbia Law School, Hofstra University Law School and Southern Methodist University School of Law.
She earned her LLM from Columbia Law School, JD from American University and BA from the University of Texas.