Paulina Arnold is a Forrester Fellow at Tulane Law School. Her research focuses on the intersection of immigration and prison law – including civil detention, habeas, and constitutional law. She is interested in the justifications for “nonpunitive” confinement and the government’s legal obligations when it incarcerates someone for administrative or policy reasons.
Before joining Tulane, Arnold worked as a Staff Attorney at CASA, the largest grassroots immigrant advocacy organization in the Mid-Atlantic region. She earned her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Chair of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Paul A. Engelmayer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Hon. Cornelia T.L. Pillard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
How Immigration Detention Became Exceptional, 75 Stan. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2023).
Note, The Right to Be Heard from Immigration Prisons: Locating a Right of Access to Counsel for Immigration Detainees in the Right of Access to Courts, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 726 (2018).
Recent Case, Lyon v. ICE, 171 F. Supp. 3d 961 (N.D. Cal. 2016), 130 Harv. L. Rev. 1056 (2017).