AILA Public Statements, Press Releases

Fastcase and American Immigration Lawyers Association Release Inaugural Issue of AILA Law Journal

4/25/19 AILA Doc. No. 19042441.
Media Contacts:
Jennifer Brand Ransom, Fastcase Media Relations
George Tzamaras, AILA Communications

April 25, 2019

Biannual Law Journal Publication Now Available

Washington, DC (April 25, 2019) - Legal publisher Fastcase and partner American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) today debuted the first edition of the biannual AILA Law Journal. This spring edition includes seven law review articles covering timely topics about the rapidly changing landscape of immigration by some of the country's leading experts, including pieces on the renunciation of U.S. citizenship, Central American asylum seekers, extraordinary ability adjudications, travel ban waivers, and more.

The AILA Law Journal, published under Fastcase's publishing arm Full Court Press, is now available for free to all AILA members via AILA's website as a member benefit. AILALink subscribers can also access the AILA Law Journal on the AILALink database. Outside of the complimentary digital subscription, AILA members can also access the AILA Law Journal by purchasing a print subscription for $49 a year, which includes up to three copies of each issue.

For non-AILA members, individual issues in print or digital download formats are available for $60 on the online Fastcase Bookstore. Alternatively, non-AILA members can purchase a combined print/digital subscription for $99 a year, which includes up to three copies of each issue and unlimited access to the journal on Fastcase's online legal research system. Organizations of over 10 users may purchase a one-year combination subscription for $299 which includes up to five copies of each issue of the print AILA Law Journal, plus unlimited access to all current and future issues on Fastcase's online legal research system.

"We are proud to bring this important and pertinent expert content to AILA members and the wider legal community as the result of a collaborative effort with our long-term friends and partners at AILA," said Full Court Press Publisher Morgan Morrissette Wright. "The editors and contributors working on the journal have assembled a deeply interesting collection of insights about the rapidly changing legal issues facing immigration attorneys and their clients today."

"Our nearly 16,000 members are part of a daily effort to advance and elevate immigration law as they work on the cases of the individuals, families, organizations, and businesses they serve," said Benjamin Johnson, AILA Executive Director. "The journal is the latest in an unparalleled set of resources we offer our members so they can not only deeply understand immigration law and policy, but be on the cutting edge of this complex, evolving, and often unforgiving area of law. AILA is excited to launch this new journal with Fastcase, one of our longstanding and valued partners, with the insightful Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia serving as Editor-in-Chief."

"I am honored to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the AILA Law Journal and look forward to working with AILA, Fastcase, and our esteemed editorial board on this new resource," said Wadhia. "The editorial board of the AILA Law Journal is committed to helping develop and publish accurate, concise, and insightful articles about immigration law and policy from a diverse and authoritative line-up of experts able to make these complicated issues accessible."

The AILA Law Journal includes contributions from the following leading experts:

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

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, Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC

About Fastcase
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase, or visit

About the American Immigration Lawyers Association
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees.