Linus Chan

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Law
  • University of Chicago, A.B.
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.

Office: 96K
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Linus Chan is an associate professor of clinical law and the director of the Detainee Rights Clinic. He is an immigration attorney that focuses removal defense for those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He also teaches in the area of intersection of criminal and immigration law.


Detainee Rights Clinic

Immigration and Criminal Law: Immigration Consequences of Crimes and Criminalizing Migration

Detainee Rights Clinic Student Directors

Moot Court Competition Team



  • Immigration Simulations: Bridge to Practice (West Academic, 2018) Regina Jefferies

Journal Articles

  • The Promise and Failure of Silence as a Shield Against Immigration Enforcement, 52 Valparaiso University Law Review 289 (2018)
    | SSRN
  • Understanding “Sanctuary Cities,” 59 Boston College Law Review 1703 (2018) Christopher N. Lasch, Ingrid V. Eagly, Dina Francesca Haynes, Annie Lai, Elizabeth McCormick & Juliet P. Stumpf
    | SSRN
  • Unjust Deserts: How the Modern Deportation System Lacks Moral Credibility, 16 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 103 (2018)
    | SSRN
  • The Right to Travel: Breaking Down the Thousand Petty Fortresses of State Self-Deportation Laws, 34 Pace Law Review 814 (2014)
    | SSRN
  • Re-Interpreting Postville: A Legal Perspective, 2 DePaul Journal for Social Justice 31 (2008) Sioban Albiol & Sarah J. Diaz

Other Publications

  • BIA: City Drug Ordinance Violation Is a State Law Conviction; Counts for Recidivist Offender Purposes, crImmigration, July 31, 2012 (guest blogger)

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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