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

Clinical Professor Linus Chan joined the faculty at the end of 2013 as a visiting associate professor of clinical law. Prior to joining the James H. Binger Center for New Americans, he taught at the DePaul College of Law in Chicago and at the DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic. He has practiced immigration law for more than 10 years with a focus on representing people who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He teaches the newly formed Detainee Rights clinic which provides representation and support for those facing removal from the United States detained in the Twin Cities area.


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

  • Unjust Deserts: How the Modern Deportation System Lacks Moral Credibility, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (forthcoming 2018) Kathryn Burkart
  • 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
  • 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)

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University of Minnesota Law School

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

P: 612-625-5000

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