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Fastcase Partners with the American Immigration Lawyers Association to Publish New Journal

Advancing Immigration Law, Policy, & Practice with Timely Insights and Analysis


Washington, DC  (October 31, 2018) – Today Fastcase and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) announced they will partner to produce a new biannual law journal in 2019. The journal, which will cover current and pragmatic topics related to the rapidly changing immigration law landscape, will be led by Editor-in-Chief Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State Law in University Park.


The AILA Law Journal will be the second law journal published by the ever-expanding Fastcase imprint Full Court Press, the publishing arm of Fastcase. Like Full Court Press’s first journal offering, RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, the new journal will be available in several mediums: in print, as an eBook, and within the Fastcase legal research application, as well as in AILALink—AILA’s immigration law research database.


“When we began discussing the next journal project to tackle, AILA came to mind as a fantastic and obvious choice,” said Full Court Press Publisher Morgan Morrissette Wright.


“Fastcase has a long and productive history working with AILA, from coming together to integrate specialty administrative immigration law opinions into the Fastcase legal research platform, to providing AILA members with a vast collection of primary law materials in conjunction with the expert resources offered on AILALink. Full Court Press was launched in large part to enable our state bar and alliance partners to expand their publishing programs. Given the fluctuating landscape of U.S. immigration law, it is important to provide AILA attorneys, and the legal community in general, with the most compelling, timely, and expert analysis possible.”


“Now, more than ever, immigration law and policy are at the forefront of a national discussion about who we are as a nation,” said Benjamin Johnson, AILA Executive Director. “All of our 15,000+ members are hungry for new and innovative resources that they can turn to for insights and advice that will help them serve their clients and advance the understanding of immigration law. AILA is excited to launch this new journal with Fastcase, one of our longstanding and valued partners, and we could not be more delighted that Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will serve as Editor-in-Chief of this vital new resource.”


“I am honored to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the AILA Law Journal and to build something together with AILA, Fastcase, and our esteemed editorial board,” said Wadhia. “The AILA Law Journal will provide our readers with accurate, concise, and cutting-edge writing about immigration law and policy from authors with expertise in the field and compassion towards those impacted.”


In 2019, Full Court Press will continue to publish a diverse library of titles, including co-developing digests, journals, treatises, guidebooks, and blogs with an array of partners, including other state and specialty bar associations, leading law schools and law firms, and authors who have entrusted Fastcase to continue publishing their work in updated and enhanced editions.


The AILA Law Journal will include contributions from several leading experts in the field, including:




Morgan Morrissette Wright




Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law, Founding Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law in University Park



Danielle M. Polen

Director, Publications and Online Resources, AILA



Stephen H. Legomsky

John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus, Washington University Law in St. Louis



Board of Editors


Jim Alexander

Managing Shareholder, Maggio Kattar Nahajzer + Alexander, PC   


Guillermo Cantor
Research Director, American Immigration Council


Dree K. Collopy

Partner, Benach Collopy, LLP


Kehrela Hodkinson

Principal, Hodkinson Law Group


Geoffrey A. Hoffman

Director, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston Law Center


Matthew Hoppock

Owner & Principal, Hoppock Law Firm


Mahsa Khanbabai

Owner, Khanbabai Immigration Law


Cyrus D. Mehta

Founder & Managing Partner, Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners, PLLC (CDMP)


Angelo A. Paparelli

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP


Thomas K. Ragland

Member, Clark Hill, PLC


Craig R. Shagin

Member, The Shagin Law Group, LLC

Adjunct Professor of Law, Widener Commonwealth Law School


 Rebecca Sharpless

Professor of Clinical Legal Education, University of Miami School of Law


William A. Stock

Founding Member & Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

AILA Past President


Becki Young

Co-Founder, Hammond Young Immigration Law, LLC



About the American Immigration Lawyers Association

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees. www.aila.org.


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