Fastcase and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  announced the launch of a new biannual law journal  focused on the tumultuous landscape of immigration law. The journal which is to launch in 2019, will cover “current and pragmatic” immigration law topics. Editor-in-Chief is Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law at Penn State Law in University Park.

Earlier this year I wrote a post  about Fastcase’s launch of it’s own  publishing imprint – Full Court Press. The AILA Law Journal will be the second  Full Court Press journal following  RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.   Like RAIL, the new journal will be available in print, as an eBook, and within the Fastcase legal research application, as well as in AILALink—AILA’s immigration law research database.

Full Court Press Publisher Morgan Morrissette Wright is quoted in the press release: “When we began discussing the next journal project to tackle, AILA came to mind as a fantastic and obvious choice. Fastcase has a long and productive history working with AILA, from coming together to integrate specialty administrative immigration law opinions into the Fastcase legal research platform, to providing AILA members with a vast collection of primary law materials in conjunction with the expert resources offered on AILALink. Full Court Press was launched in large part to enable our state bar and alliance partners to expand their publishing programs. Given the fluctuating landscape of U.S. immigration law, it is important to provide AILA attorneys, and the legal community in general, with the most compelling, timely, and expert analysis possible.”

Congratulations to Fastcase and AILA on this new publication partnership.

Additional text from the press release:

“Now, more than ever, immigration law and policy are at the forefront of a national discussion about who we are as a nation,” said Benjamin Johnson, AILA Executive Director. “All of our 15,000+ members are hungry for new and innovative resources that they can turn to for insights and advice that will help them serve their clients and advance the understanding of immigration law. AILA is excited to launch this new journal with Fastcase, one of our longstanding and valued partners, and we could not be more delighted that Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will serve as Editor-in-Chief of this vital new resource.”

“I am honored to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the AILA Law Journal and to build something together with AILA, Fastcase, and our esteemed editorial board,” said Wadhia. “The AILA Law Journal will provide our readers with accurate, concise, and cutting-edge writing about immigration law and policy from authors with expertise in the field and compassion towards those impacted.”

In 2019, Full Court Press will continue to publish a diverse library of titles, including co-developing digests, journals, treatises, guidebooks, and blogs with an array of partners, including other state and specialty bar associations, leading law schools and law firms, and authors who have entrusted Fastcase to continue publishing their work in updated and enhanced editions.

The AILA Law Journal will include contributions from several leading experts in the field, including:




Morgan Morrissette Wright




Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law, Founding Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law in University Park



Danielle M. Polen

Director, Publications and Online Resources, AILA



Stephen H. Legomsky

John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus, Washington University Law in St. Louis


Board of Editors

Jim Alexander

Managing Shareholder, Maggio Kattar Nahajzer + Alexander, PC  

Guillermo Cantor
Research Director, American Immigration Council


Dree K. Collopy

Partner, Benach Collopy, LLP


Kehrela Hodkinson

Principal, Hodkinson Law Group

Geoffrey A. Hoffman

Director, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston Law Center

Matthew Hoppock

Owner & Principal, Hoppock Law Firm

Mahsa Khanbabai

Owner, Khanbabai Immigration Law

Cyrus D. Mehta

Founder & Managing Partner, Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners, PLLC (CDMP)

Angelo A. Paparelli

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Thomas K. Ragland

Member, Clark Hill, PLC

Craig R. Shagin

Member, The Shagin Law Group, LLC

Adjunct Professor of Law, Widener Commonwealth Law School

 Rebecca Sharpless

Professor of Clinical Legal Education, University of Miami School of Law

William A. Stock

Founding Member & Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

AILA Past President

Becki Young

Co-Founder, Hammond Young Immigration Law, LLC