Directory Profile

Elizabeth Lee Young

Elizabeth Lee Young

Associate Professor of Law


Professor Young created, and now directs, the immigration law clinic at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Prior to coming to the U of A, she served as interim director of the immigration law clinic at George Washington University Law School. She worked for three years at the San Francisco Immigration Court as an attorney adviser through the Department of Justice Honors Program.

Professor Young devotes a significant amount of her time to service within the community. She has developed a number of programs with local community organizations such as Peace at Home Women’s Shelter and the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas. She also serves on a number of boards and committees both locally and nationally including the University’s One Book One Community committee, the Ozark Literacy Council board, and the Central States Law Schools Association board.

B.A., J.D.

Professor Young’s research focuses on women in immigration law, as well as the intersection of criminal and immigration law.

Op-Ed: Pass Immigration Bill, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, April 5, 2009.

In-State Dream Act Brief, submitted by Chancellor G. David Gearhart to Governor Mike Beebe, February 2012.

How Arkansas Convictions are Treated for Immigration Purposes, 2010 Ark. L. Notes 137.

Immigration Consequences of State Criminal Convictions, 2010 Ark. L. Notes 149.

Car stops, Borders, and Profiling: The Hunt for Undocumented (Illegal?) Immigrants in Border Towns, 89 Neb. L. Rev. 709 (2011) (with Brian Gallini).

Converging Systems: How Changes in Fact and Law Require a Reassessment of Suppression in Immigration Proceedings, 17 U. Pa. J. Const. L. __ (forthcoming May 2015).