Carrie Rosenbaum

Carrie Rosenbaum (she/her)

Assistant Professor
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 411
Phone: (714) 628-2523
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University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Davis, Juris Doctor


Professor Rosenbaum joins the Chapman University Fowler School of Law as an Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year after teaching at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, UC Hastings, and Golden Gate University School of Law. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley Law and is the director of the UC Berkeley School of Law Working Group on Immigrant Justice and Climate Refugees.

Professor Rosenbaum’s scholarship rests at the intersection of immigration and criminal law–exploring questions of rights and equality through an interdisciplinary lens. She has practiced in district court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also served as an adjudicator at the Asylum Office within the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to her extensive teaching and immigration law experience, she has practiced landlord-tenant law representing tenants, and intellectual property law, representing large corporate clients.

Courses Taught:

Contracts I, Contracts II, and Immigration, Criminality and the Constitution.

Law Review Articles

Arbitrary Arbitrariness Review, 100.3 DENVER L. REV. 773 (2023)

Systemic Racism and Immigrant Detention, 44 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1125 (2021).

UnEqual Protection in Immigration Law, 50 SW. L. REV. 232 (2021).

Bringing Democratic Rule of Law to Immigration (in the Age of Trump), 97 DENVER L. REV. 797 (2020).

Crimmigration – Structural Tools of Settler Colonialism, 16 OHIO ST. J. CRIM. L. 9 (2018).

Immigration Law’s Due Process Deficit and the Persistence of Plenary Power, 28 LA RAZA L.J. 119 (2017).

The Natural Persistence of Racial Disparities in Crime-Based Removals, 13 U. ST. THOMAS L.J. 532 (2017).

What [and Whom] State Marijuana Reformers Forgot, Crimmigration Law and Noncitizens, 9 DEPAUL J. FOR SOC.
JUST. 2 (2016).

The Role of Equality Principles in Preemption Analysis of Sub-Federal Immigration Laws: The California TRUST Act, 18 CHAP. L. REV. 481 (2015).

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Arbitrary Arbitrariness Review, 100.3 DENVER L. REV. 773 (2023).
Inverting Immigration Exceptionalism (work-in-progress).