A. Ashley Tabaddor will teach Immigration Court Practice at UCLA during the Fall 2013 semester. Professor Tabaddor was appointed as an immigration judge in November 2005.
Judge Tabaddor served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District of California in Los Angeles from May 2002 to November 2005. Judge Tabaddor also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Law School. She served as a trial attorney with the Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C., from September 2000 to May 2002. During this period, Judge Tabaddor also served as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School. She served in the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge in Falls Church, Virginia as an attorney advisor from July 1999 to September 2000, and as a judicial law clerk/attorney advisor from September 1997 to July 1999. Judge Tabaddor worked as a summer law intern in the immigration court in Los Angeles from June 1996 to August 1996. She is a member of the California Bar. She received a B.A. cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Judge Tabaddor is author of "Race Matters: Are Middle Easterners Really White?" which is a review of Whitewashed: America's Invisible Middle Eastern Minority, by John Tehranian, Levantine Cultural Center, February 20, 2010; and the opinion In re Perez-Cruz, No. A95 748 837 (Immigration Ct. L.A., Cal. Feb 9, 2009), appeal filed.