Mary Hoopes

I’m an Associate Professor of Law at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.

I was previously Director of Research at the Berkeley Judicial Institute (BJI). Housed within the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, BJI seeks to foster interaction between the judiciary and the legal academy.

My research is largely empirical and interdisciplinary, and focuses on immigration law, administrative law, and the federal judiciary. It explores ways that agencies can more effectively serve vulnerable groups like farmworkers, the role of the federal courts in reviewing asylum appeals, the history and growth of immigration detention, and diversity among federal law clerks.