Law Schools and Technology: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading, Journal of Legal Education (2015)

1. For many years, the question of how to use technology to teach the law...



A More Perfect Union (with John J. Hoeffner), Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics (Immigration issue) (2008)


"In All Things Love" Immigration, Policy-Making and the Development of Preferential Options for the Poor (with John J. Hoeffner), Journal of Catholic Social Thought (2008)

The invitation to write for this symposium stated that the preferential option for the poor...

Preaching to the Uncoverted: America's Need for Skilled Foreign Workers (with John J. Hoeffner), Immigration Law Today (2007)
Rethinking Immigration of the Highly-Skilled and Educated in the Post-9/11 World (with John J. Hoeffner), Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy (2007)
The Subject of Rights Immersed in a "Sea of Troubles" (with Anna Gallaher and David Zammit), Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights (2007)


Rules Are Made to Be Broken: How the Process of Expedited Removal Fails Asylum Seekers (with John J. Hoeffner Esq.), Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2006)

Immigration inspectors are authorized to deport persons who arrive at U.S. ports without valid travel...

No Admissions: Bureaucratic Denial and the Expansion of Expedited Removal (with John J. Hoeffner), Bender's Immigration Bulletin (2006)
The Acceptance of Immigrants: Lessons from the Past and Questions for the Future (with John J. Hoeffner), Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights (2006)

Thirty-five million Europeans immigrated to the United States from 1840 to 1920. Their successful integration...

Making the Department of Homeland Security's Senior Asylum Officer Position Count (with John J. Hoeffner), Bender's Immigration Bulletin (2005)


The Devil in the Details: How Specific Should Catholic Social Thought Teaching Be? , Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2005)

The article explores Catholic social teaching's tradition of generality, and assesses the wisdom of, and...



The New Asylum Rule: Improved but Still Unfair (with P. Schrag), Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (2001)

In 1996, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA). This article...



Assessing the Proposed Refugee Protection Act: One Step in the Right Direction, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (2000)

Professor Pistone discusses the Refugee Protection Act (RPA), the proposed legislation which revisits the one...



New Asylum Laws: Undermining an American Ideal, CATO Institute, Policy Analysis No. 299 (reprinted in 3 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin) (1998)


The New Asylum Rule: Not Yet a Model of Fair Procedure (with Philip G. Schrage), Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, reprinted in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin and as "Asylum Changes and Expedited Removal," in UNDERSTANDING THE 1996 IMMIGRATION ACT (Federal Publications ed. 1997) (expanded version of "The 1996 Immigration Act: Asylum and Expedited Removal Provisions–What the INS Should Do, infra") (1997)


Asylum Filing Deadlines: Unfair and Unnecessary, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (1996)
Somalia, CRITIQUE OF 1994 STATE DEPARTMENT REPORTS, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights ed. (1994)
Somalia, CRITIQUE OF 1994 STATE DEPARTMENT REPORTS, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights ed. (1993)


Contributions to Books

But the Laborers are... Many? Catholic Social Teaching on Business, Labor, and Economic Migration, And You Welcomed Me: Migration and Catholic Social Teaching (2009)
An Overview of United States Immigration Law, Marriage of Undocumented Residents (2006)
Asylum Changes and Expedited Removal (with Philip G. Schrag), Understanding the 1996 Immigration Act (1997)

Unpublished Papers


No Path But One: Law School Survival in an Age of Disruptive Technology (with John J. Hoeffner), ExpressO (2013)

In the absence of a dramatic shift in their approach to legal education, law schools...