CORCORAN - Erin Corcoran

Prof. Erin Corcoran

Professor of Law
B.A., Montana State University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


Updated: February 2, 2015


Deconstructing and Reconstructing Rights for Immigrant Children, 18 Harv. Latino L. Rev.  ____ (2015) (forthcoming).

Seek Justice, Not Just Deportation: How to Improve Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Law, 48 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. __ (2015) (forthcoming).

Getting Kids Out of Harm's Way: The United States' Obligation to Operationalize the Best Interest of the Child Principle for Unaccompanied Minors, 47 Conn. L. Rev. Online 1 (2014) (forthcoming).

Bypassing Civil Gideon: A Legislative Proposal to Address the Rising Costs and Unmet Legal Needs of Unrepresented Immigrants, 115 W. Va. L. Rev. 643 (2012).

Obama's Failed Attempt to Close Gitmo: Why Executive Orders Can't Bring About Systemic Change, 9 U.N.H. L. Rev. 207 (2011) [Lexis] [Westlaw]

The Politics of Forced Displacement: A Review of The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century by Arthur C. Helton, SAIS Review (2003) (book review) (with Nadia Yakoob).

Book Chapter

Thwarting Justice: How Current U.S. Policy Fails to Hold Human Rights Abusers Accountable, in book entitled Montesinos' Legacy: Defining and Defending Human Rights for 500 Years (Michigan State Press) (2013).

Asking for a Note from Your Torturer: Corroboration and Authentication Requirements in Asylum, Withholding, and Torture Claims, Immigr. and Nationality L. Handbook, vol. 1 (2001-02) (with Virgil Weibe, Serena Parker & Anna Gallagher).


Op-Ed., Children Need Some Time, Nashua Telegraph, July 16, 2014, at A5.

Op-Ed., U.S. Constitution Calls for Equality, Concord Monitor, May 4, 2013 at B4.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Representing Unaccompanied Children: Training Manual for KIND Pro Bono Attorneys (Cory Smith & Erin Corcoran eds. 2012).