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About Kristina Campbell

Professor Kristina M. Campbell is Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Professor Campbell teaches Constitutional Law I and II, Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Immigration Law Seminar, and Service Learning. Professor Campbell was the Founding Director of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic from 2010-2017, and the Co-Director from 2017-2020.
Professor Campbell received tenure and was promoted to full professor in 2015. Prior to joining the UDC faculty in 2010, Professor Campbell was a Visiting Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she taught courses in Immigration Law, Immigration Reform and Policy, and Employment Discrimination.
Professor Campbell is a career public interest attorney, specializing in civil litigation on behalf of immigrants and low-wage workers. Professor Campbell began her career in 2002 as a Staff Attorney with the statewide farmworker program of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in 2004 she joined the statewide farmworker program at Community Legal Services in Phoenix, Arizona as a Staff Attorney. From 2006 to 2009, Professor Campbell was a Staff Attorney with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in Los Angeles, California, where she engaged in impact immigrants’ rights litigation in Arizona and California.
Professor Campbell’s litigation, teaching, and research interests are concerned with the rights and regulations of non-citizens in the United States at both the federal and sub-federal level. More specifically, her research agenda seeks to contribute to the scholarly literature at the intersection of immigration, civil rights, and race and the law by critiquing and analyzing the various laws impacting non-citizens and the potentially discriminatory motivations behind such laws. A sub-focus of Professor Campbell’s research agenda has been on the development of immigration law and policy in Arizona and the American Southwest.
In Summer 2017, Professor Campbell was selected through a nationwide competition to be one of 16 humanities scholars to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar “Bridging National Borders in North America” at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, in Spring 2020, Professor Campbell was a Visiting Professor on the Faculty of Law at the University of Trento in Treno, Italy, where she lectured in the Comparative, European, and International Legal Studies course.
Professor Campbell has been invited to speak across the United States, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, and Spain on the subject of immigrants’ rights. Professor Campbell received her Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s College (Indiana) cum laude and her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Professor Campbell is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Virginia State Bar (inactive), the State Bar of Arizona (inactive), and the State Bar of California.


Present Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar Scholar


  • Clinic
  • Service Learning Seminar and Practicum
  • Immigration Law Seminar
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Administrative Law
  • Immigration Law


B.A., Saint Mary's College
J.D., University of Notre Dame ‐ Law School

Contact Information

(202) 274-7394

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