February 17, 2015 -- Professor Hiroshi Motomura’s most recent book, Immigration Outside the Law
, has won the Association of American Publishers 2015 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award in the Law and Legal Studies category. The PROSE Awards annually recognize achievements in professional and scholarly publishing. This is the second time Professor Motomura has received a PROSE Award—his book, Americans In Waiting
(to which Immigration Outside the Law
is a companion volume) won the same award in 2006.
Professor Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager professor of law, is an influential scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship law. In addition to Americans in Waiting and Immigration Outside the Law, he has published many significant articles and essays on immigration and citizenship and co-authored two immigration-related casebooks. Prior to joining the UCLA Law faculty in 2007, Professor Motomura was Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and before that Nicholas Doman Professor of International Law at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 1997, Professor Motomura was named President’s Teaching Scholar, which is the highest teaching distinction at the University of Colorado. He has won several other teaching awards, including the Chris K. Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award by the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty and the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was just one of 26 law professors in the United States profiled in the book, What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press 2013), and he received UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014.